Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (CD)

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Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Alternative
Number of Discs
1
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
1
Title
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Media
CD
BarCode
828768613924
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Sony
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
828768613924
Previews

Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's louder and somewhat less twisty than the group's indie output..."
Spin (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Brock's pop instincts have never been more refined....It's a road-trip sing-along album not for vacationers, but for escapees."
Entertainment Weekly (p.58) - "Brock has never sounded more charismatic, or chameleonlike, as he alternately croons, spits, and bronchially howls through lyrics..." -- Grade: A-
Q (p.128) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Marr dazzles throughout....Modest Mouse show no signs of sinking into the quagmire of mainstream orthodoxy...A fantastic voyage."
Alternative Press (p.145) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Brock and his bandmates have filled the album with the kind of guitar-heavy dirges and poignant ballads that long ago turned them into blue-collar indie-rock gods."
Q (Magazine) (p.87) - Ranked #11 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[L]oosely based around a nautical theme, it conjures up visions of a grunge Talking Heads..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Isaac Brock's vocal histrionics and Marr's itchy guitar scrawl provide a backdrop for cryptic, neurotic lyrical intrigue, but they're also capable of a cute romantic ballad..."

Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] March Into The Sea
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Dashboard
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Fire It Up
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Florida
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Parting Of The Sensory
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Missed The Boat
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] We've Got Everything
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Fly Trapped In A Jar
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Education
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Little Motel
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Steam Engenius
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Spitting Venom
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] People As Places As People
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Invisible
Country
South Africa
Genre
Pop / Rock
Duration
62m 28s
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] March into the Sea
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Dashboard
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Fire It Up
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Florida
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Parting of the Sensory
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Missed the Boat
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] We've Got Everything
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Fly Trapped in a Jar
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Education
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Little Motel
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Steam Engenius
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Spitting Venom
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] People as Places as People
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Invisible
Notes

Modest Mouse: Eric Judy, Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Johnny Marr , Joe Plummer, Tom Peloso.
Personnel: Clay Jones (acoustic guitar, shaker, programming); Dennis Herring (Fender Rhodes piano, pump organ, background vocals); Kyle "Slick" Johnson (programming); Naheed Simjee, James Mercer (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dennis Herring; Joe Zook.
Recording information: Audible Alchemy, Portland, OR; Sweet Tea, Oxford, MS.
Illustrators: David Ellis; Casey Burns.
Though the album title sounds like it was borrowed from the avant-weirdos Liars, WE WERE DEAD BEFORE THE SHIP EVEN SANK finds quintessential indie-rockers Modest Mouse charting a course down the stylistic middle. They retain enough of their trademark quirkiness to keep longtime fans from feeling alienated, but they simultaneously put popwise songcraft to the fore. The dance-rock of "Dashboard" sounds like it could be a Killers outtake, and several tracks find the band engaging in the kind of post-Pavement mid-fi style that first endeared them to the slacker masses.
Isaac Brock sounds properly unhinged on "Florida," "Invisible," and "Steam Engenius," as the band pushes into overdrive, but there's also a brace of low-key, acoustic-based tunes that provide a perfect contrast. The Mouse is bolstered by some high-powered guests as well: Smiths guitar legend Johnny Marr adds a bit of six-string support, and Shins singer James Mercer contributes some backing vocals. Nevertheless, the fraying-but-fierce group dynamic that's always been at the heart of the MM sound prevails throughout.

Date Released
2007-02-01
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Modest Mouse
Producer
Dennis Herring; Dennis Herring
Artists
  1. Modest Mouse
Distributor
Sony Music Distribution (
Engineer
Clay Jones; Joe Zook; Kyle 'Slick' Johnson; Tom Queyja; Reto Peter; Clay Jones; Joe Zook

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