Good News For People Who Love Bad News (studio album) by Modest Mouse

Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-04-06
Overall rank: 379th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 917 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2004 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (62nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (379th)
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Modest Mouse bestography

Good News For People Who Love Bad News is ranked 3rd 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 137 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,142.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.9/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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From 12/19/2021 21:11
This album misses the mark for me when compared to their truly great albums. It feels a bit more watered down and the songs don't hit as hard. Sonically it does sound a bit simpler as well and like they were trying to become a bit more accessible. However, this does also work in their favour as the songs are a lot more catchy and fun. The choruses are also stronger on this project and there is still a lot to explore instrumentally. The length of the record is nearly perfect as well with it not over staying its welcome by too much. Overall, a very enjoyable album that is a drop down in quality from the groups best releases but is still good.
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From 02/08/2021 20:26
Marking this as the beginning of their fall might be an obvious, almost cliche statement, but it certainly feels they lost their way, this combination of throwback to their indie roots and appealing to the masses pop left a lot to be desired - especially in comparison to their previous work, otherwise you could judge it as a standalone album and it's more than ok.
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From 11/26/2020 23:43
I go back and forth between this and the Moon and Antarctica as my favorite Modest Mouse album. This is kind of underrated. Wicked fun.
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From 03/29/2020 06:53
An AMAZING record. I believe is their best album. Its very commercially viable,which brings a fun and creative side to the standard Modest Mouse brood.
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From 02/12/2020 09:44
This album actually sounds like they started to stop trying too hard and actually make a solid album with actual songs. Catchiness has always been their strongest suit. Still, sometimes I have the feeling I could just as well switch to Pixies and enjoy the same style by a superior band.
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From 07/05/2019 13:23
Only found Modest Mouse in 2019 and this is the third album I've heard of them. Consistently good on all the albums but this is shading it for me ahead of The Lonesome Crowded West and The Moon & Antarctica. Some band. And still more albums to come for me. Yum yum
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From 01/16/2019 21:23
This record would make an awesome psychedelic cartoon, and someone needs to make that happen.
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From 01/09/2019 18:38
Honestly? This is my favorite Modest Mouse album.
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From 04/07/2018 07:18
Its right up there with Moon&Antarctica and LCW for me.
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From 09/24/2017 03:58
This album is fucking magic.
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