Mine = Bankrupt on Selling
but I'm gonna go for Teeth Like God's Shoeshine
though Dramamine is easily as good
but for now i'll say Other People's Lives
COP SHOWS UP WAY DAMN LATE, I WAS EXCITED BUT USUALLY I HATE TO SEE THEM
love the outro, think it is my favourite
been listening to it a lot lately
can still sometimes catch your attention more. Often happens with Edit The Sad Parts for me
But at the moment the BBC 1 Radio version of Perfect Disguise
with Bankrupt on Selling a close second
That is such a hard fucking question. I can barely decide which my favorite ALBUM is, let alone my favorite SONG.
On most days, it's Bankrupt on Selling, because that song is the most heartwrenching song in their catalog. On the other, Edit The Sad Parts has one of my favorite Modest Mouse lines: "Sometimes all I really wanna feel is loved / sometimes I'm angry that I'm so damn angry."
But then there are all the beautiful or fun little ones, like Birds vs. Worms, and Baby Blue Sedan, and Trailer Trash. But then there's the ones like Custom Concern, which means a lot to me (when I was younger, I wanted to be a filmmaker, and I decided that the very first song in my very first film was going to be Custom Concern. It's actually my YouTube screen name, even), or Life Like Weeds, or The Cold Part, or...
I hate to bring them up when they aren't relevant, but to be honest, I have a much easier time telling you my favorites amid Radiohead's catalog, more than I can tell you about my Modest Mouse favorites.
Unfuckwithable band, unfuckwithable brand. They truly do not get the sweeping respect that they deserve.
Sorry for the rant.
and that's saying something
Fuck you all.
but off the top of my head, talking shit about a pretty sunset
I'm one of those prefer-their-earlier-work sorts. However, really like Guilty Cocker Spaniels.
Anyone that says otherwise is a try-hard indie bellend.
File next to "The Rat is the Walkmen's best track".
don't get me wrong, I loved Float On and still really enjoy it (esp when drunk, memories!) but it's not their best song... it may have one of their best riffs but song? NAWWW
So opinions always differ. Otherwise talking about music would be dull (i usually is when you get involved).
even of the 'hit singles' Dashboard is better. <3 Dashboard
That put me off em big time
think my enthusiasm for it died a bit when they played it at RAH and Marr laid the cheesiest dang solo in the middle of it
That jam could do with an extra five minutes if you ask me.
that jam is one of the best things ever
I used to dislike it, but I love how it progresses into quite a sparse tune with some fantastic drum and guitar interplay without being showy.
I always loved that the vocals seem so distant on that song, in such a way that listening to it on headphones makes it sound like he's playing in the room with you, just behind you somewhere.
I'm not gonna lie
it's Cowboy Dan (I think)
Just an incredible track. But I can see how you could overlisten it and end up having a more personal connection to other, more emotive songs.
probably heart cooks brain.
others that are amazing imo:
you're the good things
teeth like god's shoeshine
all nite diner
birds vs worms
THIS PLANE IS DEFINITELY CRASHINGGG
I can't believe we're actually playing this...THIS PLANE IS DEFINITELY CRASHING
and loads of others.
or 3rd Planet
how did I forget that. That's actually the shout
thats the only album by them i enjoy
that's not even the best one
reminded just how fucking good Jeremiah's drum are, like all the time. They always sounds so crisp and he never seems to play exactly the same beat twice, always changing it up slightly. God damn best band
Close second is Dukes Up. Love the guitar line: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVwGGFnkHgc
And third place goes to The Stars Are Projectors.
I think i will go with one of these 6...sorry but I just can't wittle it down any further...could be any of these depending the mood I'm in when you ask -
Gravity Rides Everything,
Paper Thin Walls,
Heart Cooks Brain,
Out of Gas,
Styrofoam Boots/it's Alright on ice
Bankrupt on selling and 3rd planet just behind.
the parts with vocals are just really touching and desperate-sounding IMO.
I used to listen to the first half of the Moon and Antartica a lot on the way to work at Sainsbury's in the early hours of the morning, when I was at Uni. I remember once, after I learnt what the song was about, listening to it and it completely flooring me. Amazing song.
Outside naked, shiverin looking blue, from the cold
Sunlight that's reflected off the moon.
Baby cum angels fly around you reminding you we used
To be three and not just two.
And that's how the world began.
And that's how the world will end.
I just had a look on songmeanings and lots of people there think it's about adam and eve (the 3rd they lose being god) or the holy trinity...
Considering Issac Brock always comes across as a massive atheist (a lot of MM songs seems to be very anti religion) I find this quite funny.
his lyrics even heavily imply it, those who think otherwise aren't listening properly
Very moving with that in mind, and I'd thought it was a great song already.
but ubh find it far too hard to choose a fav.
Has anyone mentioned What People are Made of? The whole: ''And you wound up on an island of shells and bones that bodies had left'' and the scream at the end bits are brilliant.
goddamn I miss being an angsty, overly-sincere teen :')
Parting of the Sensory?
I'm typically pretty alone in my love for We Were Dead... not my favourite, but for sure not my least favourite, definitely prefer it to Good News
but by no mean my fav
But I do share your love for We Were Dead. Brilliant album.
Been revisiting Lonesome Crowded West and re-loving every track today. For me, Truckers Atlas has the best beats and a great improv. vibe which perfectly fits the freewheeelin' subject.
the other day, where they've sampled the guitar riff from Float On?
lupe shitty fiasco
Because - on the version that I hear, anyway - it was barely recognisable.
Or at the very least uses something very similar.
but the American Idol version is by far the worst offender http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAXzu4PX6e0
i don't like the shouty tracks anymore
I know a lot seem to prefer Lonesome and Moon but Good News and We Were Dead are great albums in their own right. Those four are all equal for me.
but it does drag in the later half
they always had that in their sound but there were all kinds of different styles going on in the earlier albums, whereas the last two are a bit one-note for me.
I've grown way more attached to them both in recent years (especially Good News...), but I felt they both sounded more 'standard' indie than unmistakeably Modest Mouse like with the earlier stuff.
it seems like they're stepping away from the sound a little bit, still elements of it but songs like 'Poison The Well' really remind me a little more of the older sound http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__mcNOU91Qc