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Good News for People Who Love Bad News

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome, but doesn't finish off!

    This album would get 5 stars except it loses it's feel towards to the end and doesn't really finish off (which is annoying). The song's are also too similar to other artists. "Bury Me With It" sounds so much like 'The Pixies', "Float On" is really 'Talking Heads' and "The View" sounds 'Franz Ferdinandish'. But apart from that it is a great listen. "The world at large" is the best and a lovely song with meaning. You won't be disappointed with this album (particularly if you like the pixies)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful

    I love this CD. It is so mellow and soothing, but the music's still good to listen to even if your not in the mood to relax. Check it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love it!

    This was the first Modest Mouse cd that I ever listened to and I fell in love. Every single song on this cd rocks. I would recommend it to everyone and anyone willing to listen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Bad

    Its a good cd but some of the songs get anoying after a while. Its not a cd u would wanna listen to for very long. Some of the songs on this cd are just awsome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Your Average-Everyday Music

    Modest Mouse rocks! I really enjoyed World at Large and the View. This group stands out from others in its category because they have such a unique voice! Definetly recommend this CD!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    highly recomended!!!

    the cd is outstanding but some of the songs are a bit wierd but in a good way!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not your average CD

    Modest Mouse has a sound unlike any other: one you can't stop listening to! I look forward to listening to their old CDs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best C-Ds of 2004!

    I love this cd it is awsome. I like the songs float on, ocean breates salty, bury me with it, the view, and black catalacs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My New Favorite Band

    These guys are amazing. I heard them play 'Float On' and 'The Ocean Breathes Salty' on SNL one night and I was just enthralled. The next day I bought the CD, and I wasn't disappointed. 'Dance Hall' is the coolest tune I've heard in a long time, and 'The World At Large' makes me cry. Definately a must-have if you like beautiful, eclectic, intelligent music!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    Modest Mouse is the best!!!! They are the leaders of the indie rock era. Dance Hall is my absolute favorite. Float on is great and "Back Cadlacias," is a great one too. you must listen to this cd, it has a little bit of different style at first, but music grows onto you sticks with you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful

    This cd is pure beauty. I loved every second of it. By far the greatest of the whole year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A lovely addition to my music library

    Don't think I'm just jumping on the bandwagon here, but I'm new to Modest Mouse. After hearing the single "Float On", I was absolutely entranced. I didn't know what to expect out of the album, but after I got a copy of it, I was blown away. My favorite of the year so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Modest Mouse Always Surprises

    In past years Modest Mouse albums have been decent yet disappointing. Not since, "A Long Drive For Someone with Nothing To Think About" have they made an album that keeps people thinking. Now with Good News I was yet again blown away by Modest Mouse and my faith has been restored.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    Still not as good as the moon and antartica but still a great and VERY listenable cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great music

    Its about time the music industry puts out something with talent and meaning, this is the best album I have purchased in nearly two years every song is great no skipping necessary!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Aptly Named Album

    Modest mouse seems to have abandened all of the musical elements that made them so unique. On "Good News" M. M. has an over-produced, generic sound. Where are the whammy barred harmonics and phrenetic lyrics? The playful, walking basslines? The seat-of-the-pants drumming? Overall, the excited, creative feel of their better work is not represented here; this themeless, disjointed album is clearly an attempt at mainstream acclaim. Oh well, what could they have possibly done to top "the Moon and Antarctica?" Three years, the loss of the rhythmic core, and an extraneous band member didn't help the effort. See you on MTV.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    shaking head

    This album is still the best mainstream thing out there. But it is nothing compared to their earlier work. What made MM so great was the unpolished and roughness to their sound. The confusion. Which is now basically gone. Its still good, just not the greatness it was.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great cd buy it fast

    this cd is the best one i have and i have alot of cds. its a little depressing but some songs are happy too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't Let the Good News Get You Down

    Modest Mouse and frontman Isaac Brock return after a nearly-four year hiatus with a streamlined yet eccentric effort that ranks amongst their finest works. Seemingly more pop than their past efforts, especially the buoyant "Float On", repeated listens reveal a darker undercurrent of uncertainty, loss, and schizophrenia. Impeccably well-written songs (Ocean Breaths Salty, Bukowski, Black Cadillacs) and strange detours (Dance Hall, The Devil's Workday) create an album full of tension as well as moments of surprising tenderness. This album may well alienate some older fans at first listen, but great albums tend to grow on you. This one will.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Breakout Album

    Many people would say that this album is far from Modest Mouse's best work, and that it is an attempt at mainstream success, but that does not diminish the fact that this is an incredible album. Their upbeat music combined with their dark, often depressing lyrics makes for an interesting, and rewarding listen.

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