The Lonesome Crowded West (studio album) by Modest Mouse

The Lonesome Crowded West
The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 179th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 804 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1997 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (37th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (179th)
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Modest Mouse bestography

The Lonesome Crowded West is ranked 2nd best out of 13 albums by Modest Mouse on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Modest Mouse is The Moon & Antarctica which is ranked number 130 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,657.

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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 17.0.

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From 03/30/2020 18:53
Best album ever!
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From 02/12/2020 08:16
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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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From 03/27/2019 22:19
Such an amazing album

The album is just absolutely fantastic. The music is great but what stands out from the album in my opinion are the lyrics. There is something so beautiful about the simple sincerity mixed with clever metaphors and symbolism. Lines like „The years go fast and the days go so slow“, „Short love with a long divorce“ „Everytime you think you're talking you're just moving the ground - Everytime you think you're talking you're just moving you're mouth“, „I'm Trying to drink away the part of the day that I cannot sleep away“ hit you in such a strangely relatable way. You truly feel Brock's depression through his delivery as he sings incredibly powerful and tragic lines as though they don't even matter.

The Music is also great. There are some really catchy lines mixed with really heavy and energetic sections and the band's delivery, the albums mix and overall sound create an amazing mood that's notable the entire album even though the songs are very different.

I enjoy the album in it's entirety even though there are a couple of tracks that I wouldn't say are great, but still work really well on the album in the greater context while listening track by track. The highlight of the album in my opinion are the tracks Cowboy Dan and Trailer Trash which are just truly amazing songs, that hit incredibly hard.

Words can almost not describe how I feel about this album, but this was my attempt for what it's worth. Definitely one of my favourite albums of all time and would recommend to anyone who hasn't given it a listen!
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90/100
From 02/09/2019 14:43
Only getting to hear this in Jan 19.
Initially felt it was a little too Pixies sounding in parts but quickly found it to be much more varied. 11 of the 15 songs I rate very good with only "Shit Luck" not really landing for me. Look forward to listening to some more of their stuff
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From 01/16/2019 21:21
doin' the cockroach, yeah
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From 04/05/2018 05:35
This is THE MM album. Raw, lo-fi recording techniques bring out the unhinged, yet beautiful edge to Brock's vocals. The more his production value goes up, the less raw energy comes through in his vocals and the less powerful his songs feel. This is truly one if the best indie albums of all time.
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From 01/07/2018 18:18
I'm not sure Modest Mouse will ever do better than this. Only a couple of weaker notes toward the end keep this from being five star.
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From 11/20/2017 17:44
92/100
Fav tracks: Cowboy dan, Styrofoam boots (It's all nice on ice alright), Bankrupt on selling
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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♯∞ 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
12. The Mollusk by Ween
13. The Fat Of The Land by The Prodigy
14. Blur by Blur
15. Buena Vista Social Club by Buena Vista Social Club
16. Mogwai Young Team by Mogwai
17. Homework by Daft Punk
18. Time Out Of Mind by Bob Dylan
19. Portishead by Portishead
20. Third Eye Blind by Third Eye Blind
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