I really like Modest Mouse. So this may be a strange follow up statement: it was really difficult to listen through the band’s discography. Let me clarify: it was a good, but challenging, experience. That’s because, for a few reasons, I feel there’s a lot of psychic drama going on behind the indie darling’s music, a maelstrom of darkness stemming from frontman Isaac Brock’s lyrics and voice and the band’s unique and eerie sound as a whole. That sound has been tempered by pop instincts in recent years, as often happens to bands that find success and time hit them…

Tristan Ettleman

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