We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (studio album) by Modest Mouse

We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-03-20
Overall rank: 1,048th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 429 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2007 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (176th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,048th)
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We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank is ranked 5th 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 13,599.

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78/100 (from 429 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 75.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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From 08/25/2019 15:29
Only "found" them this year and this is my fourth album. I'm loving everything they are delivering and this is no exception. Continuing my new found love for Modest Mouse in 2019, I was blown away with the opening 6 songs. It does dip a bit after that but returns strong towards the end with Spitting Venom and People As Places As People
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From 05/29/2019 22:16
Sooo underrated. It's a 9/10 and still probably my fourth favorite album of theirs
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From 01/24/2019 22:59
our ideas held no water, but we used them like a dam.
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From 07/12/2016 09:24
I think Parting Of The Sensory is my favourite Modest Mouse track and possibly the best track Johnny Marr has been involved with since the Strangeways Here We Come sessions!
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From 01/21/2016 00:52
Compared to their other albums, this is like a power pop album. Good good
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From 09/30/2015 01:51
Don't get why everyone hated it, most all songs I could listen to 3 times in a row.
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From 08/14/2015 19:48
Me too Rucker. I think its still my favorite.
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From 07/22/2015 20:52
I got into Modest Mouse after Good News, but this was my first anticipated release from them. This was exactly what college-age me wanted.
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From 03/28/2015 11:47
Easily their most cohesive and professionally executed- but little of it is meomorable at all. Dashboard is a lot of fun though, Fire it Up has an understated poignacy and Spitting Venom is the album's lone out-of-nowhere jolt of adreniline. Still, this album finds them sinking further into the modern-rock-radio ocean rather than swimming against the tide.
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From 02/22/2015 21:00
It has great songs, but it doesnt all come together into a great album like all their past albums did.
It's unorganized and a bit samey.
I love Isaac's manic vocal delivery on this one though. You can tell he was having alotta fun here.
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