The Lonesome Crowded West (studio album) by Modest Mouse

The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 177th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 892 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1997 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (37th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (177th)
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Modest Mouse bestography

The Lonesome Crowded West is ranked 2nd best out of 15 albums by Modest Mouse on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Modest Mouse is The Moon & Antarctica which is ranked number 140 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,702.

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The Moon & AntarcticaThe Lonesome Crowded WestGood News For People Who Love Bad News

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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 84.1/100, a mean average of 82.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.3.

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From 07/10/2022 18:50
Gets a bit repetitive by the end but there’s a lot of fun to be had along the way, with these bizarre screeching lyrics intertwined with slamming guitars.
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From 05/27/2022 13:15
Studs of South King County
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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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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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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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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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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
6. F♯ A♯ ∞ (LP Version) by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
7. Urban Hymns by The Verve
8. Perfect From Now On by Built To Spill
9. The Colour And The Shape by Foo Fighters
10. The Boatman's Call by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
11. I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One by Yo La Tengo
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13. The Fat Of The Land by The Prodigy
14. Blur by Blur
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