Album of the Week: Good News For People Who Love Bad News

This Saturday someone broke into my car. They stole my GPS unit, my awesome Treo 650 + 32 Gig SD Card mp3 player, and the faceplate to my stereo. I am not telling you this so that you’ll feel bad for me; I am telling you so that you will understand why I have chosen Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse as the album of the week.

Out of all of the bands that I know and love, Modest Mouse is probably the second most depressing. Their worldview is almost entirely pessimistic. The music is great in that it’s easy to listen to and great to jam out to, but it is also unusual in the strange singing style. Modest Mouse is good to listen to when you are depressed (assuming you don’t have suicidal tendencies) and also when you just wanna rock out with the windows down.

One other interesting observation: I think that Float On is probably most (if not only) positive song by Modest Mouse. An interesting thing about that is that it presumes negativity but says that sometimes things are good and that ultimately everything will be “OK.”

Favorite Tracks: Float On, The Ocean Breathes Salty, The View, One Chance, and The Good Times Are Killing Me.

Colors: Light Blue and Brown.

Posted Tue, Feb 3, 2009

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