• Review: Modest Mouse - This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About

    29 Feb 2012, 5:04 de cheezeybaines

    Washington-based indie rockers, Modest Mouse's 1996 debut is entitled This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About for a damn good reason. As it is the type of album one might listen to if they were on such a drive. Just to put things in perspective, this album was written almost an entire decade before "Float On" propelled them -for better of for worse- into mainstream, alternative rock band territory. For those that only know the band's material from that point forward, this is album is a far cry from that distinctively more radio-friendly sound.

    Long Drive is probably the most overlooked and underappreciated work to come from the band's golden era. Simply for the reason that it is often thought of as being too long and abbrasive to be digested by anyone other than the die-hard Modest Mouse fan. As it did for me, it would undoubtedly take more than a few listens to truly grasp its beauty. However, it is not quite as inaccessible as it is thought to be.

  • Song a Day- February

    2 Feb 2006, 21:36 de evilsoybean

    I recently re-started this thing I used to do. The deal is, I make a playlist. Every day, I add a song to it, either something new I really like, an old song I really like, or one that signifies something that is happening in my life. The list:

    February 1st, 2006- Mr. November- Just got this album a couple weeks ago. This is one of the best tracks, if not the best. More importantly, it was while listening to this track that I realized what everybody's been raving about. The passion on "I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. November", the abstract lyrics, the guitars... so good.

    February 2nd, 2006- Eros' Entropic Tundra- After listening to this album today, this is the one that stuck in my head for the rest of the day. I love how the lyrics don't match the music.

    February 3rd, 2006- The Purple Bottle- A song from another album I've been getting into recently, along with Alligator. This is the happiest and most fun track on Feels. Probably good for beginners.