The Lonesome Crowded West (studio album) by Modest Mouse

The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 174th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 867 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1997 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (36th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (174th)
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Modest Mouse bestography

The Lonesome Crowded West is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by Modest Mouse on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Modest Mouse is The Moon & Antarctica which is ranked number 135 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,882.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.0/100, a mean average of 82.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.

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Rating:  
100/100
From 07/17/2021 13:50
Highlights:

- Teeth Like God's Shoeshine
- Heart Cooks Brain
- Doin' the Cockroach
- Cowboy Dan
- Truckers Atlas
- Styrofoam Boots / It's All Nice on Ice, Alright
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20/100
From 07/16/2021 15:42
This album thinks that leaving every beer you've ever drank on your bedroom shelf is valid interior decoration. It plays the role of a pedestrian indie record, only to take a break so it can be the worst rap album of all time. Add on top of that a terrible vocal performance and lousy lyrics, and you've got yourself quite a doozy.
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85/100
From 05/20/2021 13:56
Por trás de batidas secas existe uma grande qualidade artística! Demais!
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From 02/07/2021 20:55
Lovably irreverent.
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85/100
From 12/21/2020 15:40
I was into Modest Mouse earlier this year and listened to many of their early albums. This one is good but it surprises me to see this in the top 200! I think I'll have to give it a closer listen again.

Building Nothing out of Something may have been my first introduction to Modest Mouse way back in 2003 or 2004. Still a great listen, even though it is an "outtakes" album.
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90/100
From 11/26/2020 23:47
Great album. I don't like it as much as Good news or Moon and Antarctica but it's still great. Best track is Trucker's Atlas
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From 03/30/2020 18:53
Best album ever!
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60/100
From 02/12/2020 08:16
Well, they did a very good Pixies impersonation, but all in all I'm not such a fan of cover bands. Okay, it's not exactly Pixies; it's much more calculated. And that's not a compliment; I don't have the feeling I'm listening to songs, it misses a certain sense of spontaneity; it sounds rather like a pastiche of Pixies snippets. I don't get why they thought these constant dynamical changes were a good idea, it sounds like they're showing off, and only makes you sound more like classical music or a musical, and I wouldn't know why you'd want that, especially when you're inspired by punks who hate complexity, and rightly so. Indie rock? More like Progressive post-punk, which should be a contradictio in terminis, yet here we are. They're fucking - yes I'm gonna use that word - poseurs.
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90/100
From 09/28/2019 23:23
Their best work. Out of Gas and Trailer Trash are my favoyrite tracks.
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From 08/07/2019 23:14
Fav. Track: Trailer trash
Least Fav. Track: Shit luck
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Best Albums of 1997
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. Homogenic by Björk
3. Either/Or by Elliott Smith
4. The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse
5. Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space by Spiritualized
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