Thursday, March 22, 2007

We Can't Believe...

...that any critic has chosen to hate on Modest Mouse's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank which was officially released Tuesday.

We've been listening to this thing for two weeks (how we're we doing that, you ask. we know people. in Germany. who download stuff there, legally, and then send it to us) and we think it is great.

Now don't get us wrong, most critics seem to like it, but for AllMusic to give it only three stars and Rolling Stone to compare it unfavorably with their "indie" output is astonishingly off the mark as far as we are concerned.

Just because something is catchy and has a chance of becoming hugely popular doesn't make it bad automatically. It usually means it is good. (On second thought we're not sure if we can totally stand behind that statement, but you get the point.)

Especially for a band like Issac Brock and company, who have slugged away at the indie scene for more than a decade. This album is such a vast improvement from their early output, interesting but musically poor and ultimately unsatisfying releases like
This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About (although we dig that title) and The Fruit That Ate Itself.

You want proof, download "Dashboard", "March Into the Sea", or "Florida".

Or the Toad can burn you a copy of the album.

Or I guess you could buy it, if you are into that.

Killer tracks, man.


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