I have always had an…interesting relationship with Modest Mouse’s music. There are some songs that I absolutely love, such as “The Ocean Breathes Salty” and everyone’s favorite “Float On,” and there are some which downright weird me out.
Modest Mouse recently released this album entitled “Strangers to Ourselves” a few weeks ago after a brief hiatus, and after listening through it a few times, I can honestly say that my previous statement remains true. Well, at least to me.
The opening track is a slow one, which is not anything out of the ordinary for the band, and then we get upbeat and awesome with “Lampshades on Fire.” Then things get downright weird (yes, even for Modest Mouse), and kind of creepy with an odd track entitled “S**t in Your Cut.” ** This is the first time a song made me feel uncomfortable since I was in elementary school and heard Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” for the first time.
I am a big fan of their album “Good News for People Who Like Bad News,” but admittedly I’m not a big enough Modest Mouse fan to truly gauge “Strangers to Ourselves” as a True to Form or revolutionary piece for the band. In my honest opinion, I would recommend listening through it at least once to get a feel for it. And hey, please share your thoughts on the album with me! I’d love to hear your opinion on it.