• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Apr 6, 2004
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 173 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 173
  2. Negative: 8 out of 173

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  1. methe
    Dec 22, 2006
    3
    Goodbye old modest mouse.
  2. SpringE
    Aug 27, 2004
    1
    i heard "float on" on the radio and i thought MM sounded good, so I bought their new Cd and was surprised to hear that god is an asshol,e which he is not, and that they totaly are against God. It's a shame really. I like that one song.
  3. AustinandWilldavidanderson
    May 30, 2004
    1
    I would like this album, but i'm a fan of music. This is just a terrible sound. I mean, listen to "DEvil's Workday". I was laughing hysterically at our local record store. The horns in Devil's workour add a wonderful Lion-O effect from relient k's pitiful album. Modest Mouse is the worst band besides the Bumblebeez 81.
  4. VallenR.
    Mar 17, 2006
    3
    Wow, this is mainstream pop-rock galore. What happened to the Modest Mouse we used to know? With the the exception of two or three good songs, you should really stay away from this album.
  5. darrenp
    Apr 17, 2004
    1
    I like hotdogs. This CD had none. WTF?
  6. robbied
    Apr 18, 2005
    2
    what? this cd is terrible. there are only two descent songs. what a waste of money
  7. jilm
    Jun 25, 2005
    3
    sad... it's just sad. two good songs and call it a day. u saw their most recent tour and i wanted to kick isaac brock's ass. not only did i have to pay almost 40 bucks this time around, (it was their last chance from me) but they only played 4 songs from any other albums. really. it was bad. good for them and their money, but i am through.
  8. Apr 25, 2012
    1
    A rather dreadful album, only "Float On" even registers as anything of quality. This album is a complete waste of money and a complete waste of time.
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. A lot of major label-imposed ideas, like rhythm guitar and a heartbreakingly conventional new bass sound, combine to utterly ruin the record's first half. If you can make it through to News' innards, however, an EP's worth of something like better-recorded, more thought-out Lonesome Crowded West material awaits.
  2. Weathered now, their herky-jerk stands up smartly to interjections from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
  3. 60
    [Brock is] adept at wringing out emotion while straddling sentimentality, but too often here, gauche studio affectations make his sap sound plain cheap. [Apr 2004, p.134]