Modest Mouse: We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank

2 May

We were dead before the ship even sankWith We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse crafts a larger, grander sound with less complicated melodies and more prominent instrumental parts, like the brass in “Dashboard” and the accordion in “March Into The Sea”.

Although the band continues to more readily show off its poignant, vulnerable underbelly with songs like “Fire It Up”, “Missed The Boat” and “Little Motel”, songs like “March Into The Sea” and “Parting of the Sensory” make it clear that their original, complexly layered, cacophonous and shouty sound is here to stay.

Constantly reaching greater heights – Isaac Brock’s vocals in “Education” are worth mentioning – Modest Mouse is nonetheless unpretentious in staying true to who they were at the very beginning.

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