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We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank is the fifth studio album by American indie rock band Modest Mouse, released in 2007. The album is the first studio album by the band since their 2004 album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News and is also the first album with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr as a member of the band. It has a strong nautical theme and was originally envisioned as a concept album about a boat… read more



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  • Avatar for TyreneB
    Time to rediscover this gem of an album. Loved it on first listen and still love it now!
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  • Avatar for Connor2602
    A definite pop album but I'll be damned if Parting of the Sensory isn't one of the best MM songs ever written
  • Avatar for YumeBitchu
    It makes me mad that this album doesn't receive the love that it deserves. It's a great summery pop album with Issac's perfect lyricism.
  • Avatar for mordwyr
    Great album, of course!
  • Avatar for TheGreatAbyss
    better than the moon & Antarctica
  • Avatar for R-Mac
    this is their pop album
  • Avatar for CoffeeAfterDark
    Took a couple listens to appreciate, but now I really enjoy it.
  • Avatar for BM128
    Different, but still really good. Hate the cover though.
  • Avatar for ErnestVincent
    the only album worth listening actually [2] Actually you're completely wrong.

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