No One's First, And You're Next 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… No One's First, And You're Next 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… 2009-08-04 Modest Mouse Rock
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No One's First, and You're Next (2009)

Modest Mouse | FLOATING ON Modest Mouse
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FLOATING ON Modest Mouse
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 04, 2009; Lead Performance: Modest Mouse; Genre: Rock

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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Originally posted Aug 05, 2009 Published in issue #1060 Aug 14, 2009 Order article reprints