Of course it doesn't hit the heights of "Lonesome Crowded West" or "The Moon & Antarctica" , but I've always thought of this is their most underrated release. I would even dare to say it's better than "This is a Long Drive".
@Hobbaloo - for me The Moon & Antarctica are extremely personal so it is hard for me to favor another album over it, but I could understand how this could be ones favorite especially since I feel like there isn't really any filler. Others may disagree.
I really have only one complaint about this album. The frickin' drum machines! MM, you got back Jeremiah Green, the greatest rock drummer of all time, and you don't even use him?? I hope they strip down the production on the next album.
definitely not my favorite, but it is up there among their bests imo. parting of the sensory, education, and people as places as people are absolutely fantastic. bands evolve, hating them because they don't sound like their first few albums is silly, because this one really is great.
Okay I take my first, unwarranted comment back. Forgive me other Modest Mouse fans, it was my first listen to the album. But now, after a 3rd go through, Im surprised to find myself actually enjoying a few of the songs. It has filler, yeah, but some songs stick out.