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No One's First, And You're NextModest Mouse still seem monumentally uncomfortable with the alt-star mantle placed upon them by mainstream success, and this B-sides collection, No One's First, And You're NextRockModest Mouse still seem monumentally uncomfortable with the alt-star mantle placed upon them by mainstream success, and this B-sides collection, 2009-08-05
Modest Mouse

(Wendy Lynch)

Modest Mouse still seem monumentally uncomfortable with the alt-star mantle placed upon them by mainstream success, and this B-sides collection, No One’s First, and You’re Next, is both classic Mouse and a clear kiss-off to the fans who just want another big rock hit. Over crashing percussion and staticky guitars, frontman Isaac Brock tosses about churlish invective and odd non sequiturs in his trademark strangled holler. Beyond the banjo-brushed lullaby ”Autumn Beds” and the laser show-ready ”The Whale Song,” it’s a bumpy ride. Bless them for never being boring, though. B

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