The Modest Mouse discography represents the great music from this indie rock band. These albums were hugely successful because of the band's innovation and talent. In each of these albums you can experience the one-of-a-kind style and lyrics from this outstanding group.
- "Good People Who Love Bad News" This album truly represents the talent ingrained into the Modest Mouse discography. It features three popular singles that put Modest Mouse at the top: "The World at Large," "Float On" and "Satin in a Coffin." It was the band's fourth full-length album but was a key example of the band's unique style. While some feel this album is unpolished, others appreciate the album for its rugged edge juxtaposed with harmonized vocals and instruments. For this reason, it is no surprise that the album reached No. 18 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.
- "This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About" This was the band's first fulll-length album and by far one of their best. As part of the Modest Mouse discogaphy, it helped pave the band's way into the indie rock genre. It helped the band break through as a unique one-of-a-kind group that was willing to take risks and incorporate a unconventional use of instruments. For instance, the band incorporated guitar, cello, mandolin and drums amonst many of the instruments in their music. The album included eighteen great songs, including "Edit the Sad Parts" and "A Manic Depressive Named Laughing Boy" as bonus vinyl tracks. Overall, this is definitely an album that is worth looking into.
- "The Lonesome Crowded West" This is the band's second full-length album, released in 1997 as a key example of the talent that goes into the Modest Mouse discography. This album is affordable, available under $11 with fifteen great tracks. Of the many songs on the albums, you'll definitely want to listen to "Heart Cooks Brain," "Out of Gas" and the epic song "Polar Opposites." Each of the album's songs are definitely worth playing many times as you discover the different sounds and style in each track. With such unique skill, it is no surprise that Pitchfork Media put this song at No. 25 on their list of the top 100 greatest 1990s albums.
- "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" This is the band's most recent album, released in 2007. It reached the No. 1 spot on the US Billboard chart. It was truly a momentous album with hit singles "Dashboard" and "We've Got Everything." The album went gold with over 500,000 sales in the United States. This album, like any other Modest Mouse albums, has a unique blend of instruments, including banjos, violins and hand clapping. This album brings the same classic style known to Modest Mouse: repetitive guitar lines, Isaac Brock's lead vocals, etc. It's a superb CD you won't want to pass up.
- "The Moon & Antarctica" This 2000 Modest Mouse album is the band's third album and their first release on a large label (Epic Records). It showed the band's climbing success, reaching No. 120 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. The album may have a higher price tag than some of their other albums (around $16); however, it is definitely worth it because each song on this album is spectacular. The album includes amazing songs incuding, "3rd Planet," "Gravity Rides Everything" and "Paper Thin Walls." The lyrics and sound embedded in this album are truly amazing, worth every minute of listening.
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