Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Moment for moment, there's not a more significant collection of songs to spend your life with...
  2. For the first time, Modest Mouse craft an album, not a collection of songs. That they manage to go beyond any other rock band out there is staggering.... OK Computer must be mentioned, for Modest Mouse just got invited to the same club.
  3. Production notwithstanding, the major-label move is the lyric sheet, which situates their circular minor-key riffs in a congruent worldview: eternal recurrence as infinite regress as cosmic bummer.
  4. Their most cohesive collection of songs to date...
  5. Clocking in at an hour, and incorporating much schizophrenic style-hopping, this is far from the concession to one-dimensional economy often required for a major-label debut. [#47, p.53]
  6. 90
    The Moon's musical and thematic diversity is glued together by Brooks' ability to instill even the most desolate musical climes with warmth and emotion.... One of the year's most oddly endearing records so far.
  7. Plaintive, nakedly honest lyrics collide with keen observation... an hour of enrapturing atmosphere.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. Jack
    Jul 12, 2006
    10
    Oh yes... Ohhh yes.
  2. May 28, 2011
    10
    Staggering. A masterpiece of sound, ambition, ambiance, and songwriting, this album is something that no alt-rock collection is complete without.
  3. TimE
    Nov 8, 2005
    6
    This is a fans only record. All the hardcore fans will say this is the best because it didn't have any top 40 hits. I aint no sell out This is a fans only record. All the hardcore fans will say this is the best because it didn't have any top 40 hits. I aint no sell out and say that Good News... is there epic masterpiece Full Review »