This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

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by Modest Mouse
     
 

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Expanding upon the themes of emotional and geographic isolation found in the band's previous work, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About finds Modest Mouse mixing slow, brooding numbers such as "Custom Concern" and "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset" with thrashing guitar workouts like "Breakthrough" andSee more details below

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Expanding upon the themes of emotional and geographic isolation found in the band's previous work, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About finds Modest Mouse mixing slow, brooding numbers such as "Custom Concern" and "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset" with thrashing guitar workouts like "Breakthrough" and "Head South." The general mood here is one of loneliness and desperation, eloquently expressed through both the lyrics and the rhythmic, sprawling instrumentation. "Dramamine," for instance, with its driving, mid-tempo beat and ricocheting guitar line, sums up the hopelessness of a doomed relationship, while the frantic "Head South" deals with the feeling of "being ashamed of your old space." The mandolin, slide guitar, and cello featured throughout the album give the songs a certain degree of depth that makes them stand out from average indie rock fare. In general, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About is a fine album, and Modest Mouse distinguishes itself here with songs whose meanings are simultaneously universal and painfully personal.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/1996
Label:
Up.
UPC:
0796818002724
catalogNumber:
27

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Tracks

  1. Dramamine  -  Modest Mouse
  2. Breakthrough  -  Modest Mouse
  3. Custom Concern  -  Modest Mouse
  4. Might  -  Modest Mouse
  5. Lounge  -  Modest Mouse
  6. Beach Side Property  -  Modest Mouse
  7. She Ionizes & Atomizes  -  Modest Mouse
  8. Head South  -  Modest Mouse
  9. Dog Paddle  -  Modest Mouse
  10. Novocain Stain  -  Modest Mouse
  11. Tundra/Desert  -  Modest Mouse
  12. Ohio  -  Modest Mouse
  13. Exit Does Not Exist  -  Modest Mouse
  14. Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset  -  Modest Mouse
  15. Make Everyone Happy/Mechanical Birds  -  Modest Mouse
  16. Space Travel Is Boring  -  Modest Mouse

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