Album review: Modest Mouse - 'No One's First, And You're Next'

Album review: Modest Mouse - 'No One's First,...

There’ve been two distinct stages to Modest Mouse ’s long, convoluted 16-year history. The first can be defined by their 1996 debut album ‘This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About’ , which certified the Seattle-based...

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Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse

Take one moderately successful American college rock band, add one English legend – in this case, the mighty, mighty Johnny Marr – and what do you get? Pretty damn close to perfect jangle-core indie, that’s what. Producers of tawdry dramas...

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Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse

Before you get too excited about Johnny Marr joining Modest Mouse, remember that his last album was not ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ but The Healers’ wretched ‘Boomslang’, while Modest Mouse have been making quirky indie tunes for aeons...

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Modest Mouse : London Shepherd's Bush Empire

Modest Mouse : London Shepherd's Bush Empire

What is the obsession with beards these days? We only ask because tonight Kings Of Leon are watching Modest Mouse from the cheap seats and everyone's pointing and whispering because Caleb Followill has actually shaved his off. The irony, of...

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London Highbury Garage

London Highbury Garage

If eyes truly are the windows to the soul, then tonight we learn nothing about Modest Mouse . Their singing guitarist Isaac Brock keeps his firmly screwed shut throughout. Luckily we have his voice to guide us, and that's busy spitting,...

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The Moon & Antarctica

The Moon & Antarctica

If discordance is the refuge of the terminally obstinate, then Modest Mouse are its reluctantly tender conduit; a trio of lovesick Statesiders heaven-bent on contradicting themselves at every turn. It's been a long and twisted road for Seattle's...

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London Highbury Garage

London Highbury Garage

They lurch from the American northwest, preceded by the brightest of buzzes and trailed by the darkest of rumours. Word from reliable sources suggests that most poisoned of chalices, next- Nirvana dom, awaits the Mouse . Same word also...

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The Lonesome Crowded West

The Lonesome Crowded West

Modest Mouse are the sound of the Pacific Northwest - this is music as rugged as the area it comes from. Accordingly, not since the inception of Neil Young 's biography has the word 'buffalo' been so often used in rock. And like the...

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