"Good News..." was when I realized that Mouse is a living breathing organism that has to grow in order to survive. I was disappointed to see my least favorite Mouse album get all that attention when it seemed so awful compared to everything they did before. And I was worried they would get stuck making that album over and over again since it was the most profitable.
But "We Were Dead..." was a bit of a relief as it was a completely different album. Definitely an improvement in my opinion. But I realized then that they may never rock my socks off like they did 10 years ago. As much as I would like them to make Lonesome Crowded West and The Moon and Antarctica over and over again, it just won't happen. Mouse has grown. I have grown :(
But the fact that these 4 new songs impress the hell outta me gives me hope. I am more anxious to hear more new stuff than I have been in a long time. The mighty Modest Mouse just might find a way to rock my socks off once again!