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The Moon & Antarctica


Download links and information about The Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:11:41 minutes.

Artist: Modest Mouse
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:11:41
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No. Title Length
1. 3rd Planet 3:59
2. Gravity Rides Everything 4:19
3. Dark Center of the Universe 5:03
4. Perfect Disguise 2:41
5. Tiny Cities Made of Ashes 3:41
6. A Different City 3:07
7. The Cold Part 5:00
8. Alone Down There 2:22
9. The Stars Are Projectors 8:46
10. Wild Packs of Family Dogs 1:44
11. Paper Thin Walls 3:02
12. I Came As a Rat 3:48
13. Lives 3:18
14. Life Like Weeds 6:30
15. What People Are Made Of 2:15
16. 3rd Planet (BBC Radio 1 Session Radio Edit) 4:00
17. Perfect Disguise (BBC Radio 1 Session Version) 2:59
18. Custom Concern (Instrumental BBC Radio 1 Session Version) 1:59
19. Tiny Cities Made of Ashes (BBC Radio 1 Session Version) 3:08



Modest Mouse's Epic debut, The Moon & Antarctica, finds them strangely subdued, focusing on mortality as well as the moody, acoustic side of their music and downplaying the edgy, spastic rock that helped make them indie stars. Not that their first major-label release sounds like a sellout — actually, the slight sheen of Brian Deck's production enhances the album's introspective tone — but occasionally The Moon & Antarctica's melancholy becomes ponderous. Unfortunately, the album's middle stretch contains three such songs, "The Cold Part," "Alone Down There," and "The Stars Are Projectors," which tend to blur together into one 17-minute-long piece that bogs down the album's momentum. Individually, each of these songs is sweeping and haunting in its own right, but grouping them together blunts their impact. However, this trilogy does provide a sharp contrast to, as well as a bridge across, The Moon & Antarctica's more vibrant beginning and end. Though it explores death and the afterlife, The Moon & Antarctica's liveliest moments are its most effective. "3rd Planet"'s simple, ramshackle melody and strange, moving lyrics ("Your heart felt good"), the elastic guitars on "Gravity Rides Everything," and the angular, jumpy "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" and "A Different City" get the album off to a strong start, while the fresh, unaffected "Wild Packs of Family Dogs," "Paper Thin Walls," and "Lives" bring it to an atmospheric, affecting peak before "What People Are Made Of" closes the album with a climactic burst of noise. Their most cohesive collection of songs to date, The Moon & Antarctica is an impressive, if flawed, map of Modest Mouse's ambitions and fears. [The 2004 reissue has been remastered and features BBC performances of "3rd Planet," "Perfect Disguise," and "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes," as well as an instrumental version of "Custom Concern" from This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About.]