Monday, February 19, 2007

Modest Mouse


“Well it would have been, could have been worse than you would ever know.” He’s got a point. Fans of the pre-Good News For People Who Love Bad News Modest Mouse will ultimately scoff at the band for ostensibly cashing in on their pop success. Those who came on board post-“Float On” are going to eat this track up. It could have been worse. They could have made a song that nobody likes. In this case, the fans of the older Modest Mouse could learn a thing or two from the new ones. The first piece of advice: lighten up. Modest Mouse will always be Modest Mouse. The fact that Isaac Brock has been able to create a great pop song without sacrificing any of the idiosyncrasies fans have come to love should been seen as a triumph. Yes, there are horns. And yes, it threw me off too. But after only a couple of listens, “Dashboard” won me over. Brock even admits that he has been trying to write pop songs since the beginning. I’ll be the first to congratulate him on a job well done. And no, the album is not full of “Dashboard” carbon copies. And yes, Johnny Marr blends in perfectly. You can stop worrying and enjoy the music now.

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