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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. JohnW.
    Mar 16, 2002
    10
    really great
  2. amyc
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    i was so excited to find this album. modest mouse has yet to disappoint me.
  3. tinam
    Oct 8, 2005
    10
    this album rocks
  4. Tom7
    Jul 12, 2001
    9
    This album is great. It is completely honest and full of energy and great songs. They were really having fun when they made this. In that respect is on par with the other great low-fi recordings of the mid 1990s (Pavement and GBV come to mind, though the K sound is unmistakable). As Modest Mouse descends into major-label ennui, this is a much needed reminder that they were once a real This album is great. It is completely honest and full of energy and great songs. They were really having fun when they made this. In that respect is on par with the other great low-fi recordings of the mid 1990s (Pavement and GBV come to mind, though the K sound is unmistakable). As Modest Mouse descends into major-label ennui, this is a much needed reminder that they were once a real indie rock band. My favorite of theirs! Expand
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55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Solid, if somewhat dated, material. [#11]
  2. Aside from being tracked incorrectly (on my copy anyway) and not always being of the choicest sound quality, Sad Sappy Sucker shows that Modest Mouse’s rise to the pinnacle of indiedom started at the bottom, just like everybody else.
  3. The thick textures, crazy drawl vocals, and grand flair of later Modest Mouse albums such as The Lonesome Crowded West and The Moon & Antarctica are not fully realized on Sad Sappy Sucker.