Friday, October 29, 2010

Top 25 Albums #25. The Moon & Antarctica - Modest Mouse

Some albums build an entire world around you as you hover, weightless, with your headphones feeling as if they've been on your ears since birth. Many high-concept progressive epics have tried to do this. Many have failed. Modest Mouse, on their most critically acclaimed album, have managed to project the fleeting sights of an ethereal universe and dress on some of singer-songwriter-guitarist Isaac Brock's abstract philosophy without sounding like a bunch of pretentious wankers. From the origin myth of "Third Planet" to the psychedelic beauty of "Gravity Rides Everything" to the highly creative creepiness of "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes", The Moon & Antarctica is overflowing with mind-bending ideas and sounds.

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