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
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84/100 (from 930 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1997 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (36th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (177th)
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The Lonesome Crowded West is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Modest Mouse on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Modest Mouse is The Moon & Antarctica which is ranked number 147 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,466.

Modest Mouse album bestography « Higher ranked (147th) This album (177th) Lower ranked (418th) »
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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 83.9/100, a mean average of 82.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.4.

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From 03/24/2023 12:10
A great display from Modest Mouse that is full of quality and is a very rewarding listen when you give it time. There more abrasive and harsh sound might not be for everyone but I absolutely love it. Their style of music is so enjoyable to listen to for me and it is extremely well maintained on here. They never really deviate from their style on here either which leads to a consistent and cohesive listen for us. The percussion and guitar work is outstanding on here as well with its heavy and rough sound working so well together. This comes together perfectly on tracks like Trailer Trash, Heart Cooks Brain, Out Of Gas and Doin' The Cockroach. The peak of the record for me comes right at the beginning with the opening song capturing everything you should expect from this release whilst displaying the talents of the group. However, it could be argued that the music isn't that unique and this style has been done before and done better. I don't buy into this argument much as this album is right amongst the greatest in the genre and can compete with the records that came before it. Overall, a great album full of great performances which makes it an elite level album that deserves the praise that it gets as it is a fantastic experience.
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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
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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
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