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Monday, March 23, 2015

Modest Mouse's new album helps redifine the band, A-

What: Music review
Who: Modest Mouse
When: March 2015
Why: The band's 6th studio release album


It's been eight years since Modest Mouse dosed the radio with 'Float On' from their last studio record, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Now, the indie rock heroes are back with a surprising new studio album that helps define the band as who they are, pumping out their own unique sounds they are known for that fans will love. 

Strangers to Ourselves isn't a perfect album, but it's damn good from start to finish, never boring and will please Modest Mouse fans. What more can you ask for?

Those that are hoping for another 'Float On' might be disappointing, because like most of their other albums, it screams weird. From the abstract sounds of 'Pistol' to the more pop 'Ansel', Modest Mouse have finally came out with an album that sounds like their original work but at the same time is redefining, with these certain fresh tracks offering something new and unique.

Strangers to Ourselves is also over shaded by lead singer Isaac Brock's unusual and very talented voice. His singing seems to outshine the rest of the musicians many times throughout the album as it really focuses on him, which could be a good or bad thing.

Despite some minor issues, song for song, Strangers to Ourselves is a solid new album from Modest Mouse and should please most fans.
A-

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