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No One's First & You're Next

Modest Mouse Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Aug 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B002CVQ7WK
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,051 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Satellite Skin
2. Guilty Cocker Spaniels
3. Autumn Beds
4. The Whale Song
5. Perpetual Motion Machine
6. History Sticks To Your Feet
7. King Rat
8. I've Got It All (Most)

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Modest Mouse had their commercial breakthrough with Good News for People Who Love Bad News and kept that momentum going with We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, but this EP felt like a breather for the band before their next full-length. Which is only fitting, considering that these tracks are re-recorded versions of songs laid down during the Good News and We Were Dead sessions (most of which were originally released on three limited-edition 7" singles). Yet the overall sound of No One's First, And You're Next is rawer than either of those albums, especially on "Satellite Skin," a rowdy, oddly Stones-y grind with some of Isaac Brock's most impassioned vocals in quite some time. Indeed, most of these songs don't feel like they would have fit on either of those albums, yet they still capture many sides of the band, including "Guilty Cocker Spaniels"' sunny strum and "Autumn Beds"' rustic acoustics. Much of the EP falls somewhere in between Good News and We Were Dead's straight-ahead hits and quirkier detours in a way that actually feels more of a piece with Modest Mouse's earlier work; "The Whale Song"'s moody melody and anguished-sounding guitars echo the darkness of The Moon & Antarctica. Given that No One's First, And You're Next is essentially a re-recorded odds 'n' sods collection, it's not surprising that it tends to feel a little scattered. However, the EP's second half hooks into something of a groove, with "Perpetual Motion Machine"'s brassy bluster and "History Sticks to Your Feet"'s loopy rock providing highlights. The true standout, however, is "King Rat," which was originally a bonus track on We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Opening with an almost obscene brass wail from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, its righteous anger and backwater eccentricity make it quintessentially Modest Mouse. No One's First, And You're Next may not be as cohesive as the band's other compilations, but it's still a satisfying stop-gap release and a must for hardcore fans who missed these songs on vinyl.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good 1 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
Modest Mouse's new EP, featuring unreleased tracks and B-sides from their last two albums. Very much in the style of their later albums, this EP is far from a classic. It does, however, have enough material and good tracks that it will be enjoyed by most fans of the band without ever being a 'must-have' record.

Perpetual Motion Machine is an early favourite, featuring interesting, vaguely philosophical lyrics and the kind of jazzy horn vibe evident in many songs on their last album.

Whale Song is another that will certainly grab attention, and probably divide opinions. A nod to the dark, guitar driven efforts on earlier albums, it will appeal more maybe to those who prefer the Moon and Antarctica to We were Dead. For me the strongest on this EP.

This is their first release in 2 years, and while the rest of the songs are not bad; they do not really feel fresh or exciting to me. Although maybe that would be too much to ask for in an EP which is mostly B Sides.

The question for me is whether this EP is an effort at closing off that period in their career so that they can begin afresh with new material, or if it is a sign that the band are running short of ideas.

As a long time modest mouse fan, I sincerely hope (and believe) that it is the former. Bring on the next LP!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Tasty Leftovers 3 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD
Fragments and leftovers and after-thoughts are just fine
when they're as good as the ones to be found on this EP.

I think we could just about call it an album given its
eight tracks and 34 minute or so playing time.

Issac Brock is a canny and inventive writer and performer.
2007's 'We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank' was a hoot.
If you havn't heard it take a brief step back in time to do so,
if only to hear the wonderfully silly 'Fly Trapped In A Jar'.

'No One's Fine, and You're Next' is a perfectly respectable offering.
It stands up on its own two feet with its head held high.

Johnny Marr's presence on 'Satellite Skin' adds just the
right kind of bump and grind to transform a potentially rather
ordinary song into a real front runner. The best kind of boogie.

'Guilty Cocker Spaniels' wins a little silver medal just for the title.

The fragile country hokum of 'Autumn Beds' is cute as tuppence.

The more substantial composition 'The Whale Song' made me laugh
a lot (possibly for all the wrong reasons) but the central guitar
performance vividly conjured up the somewhat surreal image of a
large aquatic mammal squeezed into the studio with the band.
An unintentionally very funny highlight !

The vaudevillian skirmishes of 'Perpetual Motion Machine',
particularly the fruity brass arrangement, would not sound
out of place at a New Orleans funeral. Delightful.

'King Rat', too, has enough loose-limbed energy to keep a small
army of enlightened rodents well-fed for at least a week.

'History Sticks To Your Feet' is my favorite track.
A little bit dirty; a little bit wobbly and all the
more wonderful because of it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent stuff 21 Mar 2011
By Steven Brown TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I'm fairly new to modest mouse, favourite album is probablyGood News For People Who Love Bad News, followed by We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank.

Found out after getting it that this is a b-sides and other songs EP. However, the quality is still very high. Out of the 8 tracks, I'd say 2 were decent, 4 excellent, and 2 outstanding.

Satellite Skin and Guilty Cocker Spaniels are an excellent bright start to the EP. Autumn Beds makes up a trio of excellent, though somewhat standard structure songs. The first of the outstanding songs, in my opinion, is Whale Song. Wonderful, intricate guitar, building to a chorus which then flies off into another amazing crescendo. I may be slightly biased, as the first time I saw MM live, they opened with this, and it was jaw dropping.

Perpetual Motion Machine is a nice song after the roller-coaster of whale song. That's followed by the so-so History Sticks to Your Feet - good enough, but not very interesting.

King Rat is the second outstanding track, and real Good News for People Who Love Bad News fare. A really different sounding song that is constantly changing pace, and an absolute joy to listen to. Incredible stuff.

The EP finishes with I've Got it All. Like History Stick to your Feet - it's OK, but was always going to suffer by sitting in the shadow of King Rat.

An excellent purchase.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A premature review 21 July 2009
By Tom
Format:Audio CD
From the various teasers that modest mouse have been releasing on the internet (Satellite Skin, Guilty Cocker Spaniels, Autumn Beds, The Whale Song) to the B-sides of single releases (King Rat, I've got it all(most), None of the songs on this EP are exactly new. However don't let this deter you, this collection is a perfect example of Modest Mouse's versatility. From the cute Banjo ditty of Autumn Beds to the atmospheric jamming qualities of the whale song, Modest Mouse continue to make a polished sound that encompasses all their unique qualities. One focus of this release should be on Brock's lyrics, containing all the usual poetry and wit in which my personal favourite is (Just like me in my own solar system doing good things but totally eclipse them- Satellite Skin0. In Short- It aught to be a very good listen.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great B-sides collection 5 Aug 2009
By M. Wollenberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
With No One's First, And You're Next, Modest has given it's fans something to tide us over until a new album is released. A lot of reviews I've been reading online have not been to kind to this release. It's as if they don't get that this a b-sides collection, and are treating it like a full fledged album. Something that surprises me about these so called "music critics", is that none of them have mentioned the track I Have It All(most). It has already been released twice before. Once on the Float On single and the other as a bonus track on the dual disc version of Good News. While it's a great track, it is my only complaint about the album. The rest of the album is great, I agree with the previous reviewer on that you can tell which tracks came from which sessions. And suprisingly some of the tracks do have that older Modest feel to them. My advice if you love Modest as much as I do, pick up this album. I'm sure you will love it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable! 18 Nov 2009
By L. Pellerin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'm a casual Modest Mouse fan, and randomly saw this in Barnes & Noble so I gave it a listen. Just after hearing the first few songs, I knew I had to have it, especially with the killer price of $10. My favorite song would have to be Guilty Cocker Spaniels, it's so catchy! I think any Modest Mouse fan would enjoy the songs on here.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Innocuous... 7 Sep 2010
By Patrick Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'm not sure I could tell you precisely why, but I just don't particularly like it. It sounds like Isaac Brock + some other guys, not like Modest Mouse. Part of the difference between those two may just be the mix, with the vocals too high and a lot of the interesting stuff going on instrumentally buried a bit, but I don't think that's it. "The Whale Song" is a good example; nice fun instrumental stuff for the first 3 minutes, but the minute Isaac pops in everyone else stops doing anything particularly interesting. It's like they've decided engaging instrumental music and Isaac's vocals can't coexist at the same time, so whenever Isaac's around they become competent but somewhat bland accompanists. Since Isaac's present for most of the album, this doesn't work out too well. The result isn't really -bad-, but not something I particularly want to listen to.

If you like Modest Mouse for Isaac Brock alone, you'll probably like this. If you take a more holistic view and see Isaac as an accomplished vocalist who only truly shines when his vocals are enmeshed in great instrumental music, you probably won't. The same goes for "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank", and I'm in the second camp, obviously.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Modest Mouse of 2009 28 Jun 2014
By Yhetti64 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Isaac, Jeremiah, and Judy are back again with another EP. This record features a much more relaxed, acoustic sound with the exception of the dark and spectacular "The Whale Song" and the hectic and jazzy almost-single "King Rat". I wouldn't rate it at their best work, but it certainly keeps the optimistic spirit Modest Mouse has had since their 2004 style shift in "Good News For People Who Love Bad News". Definitely one of their calmest works.
4.0 out of 5 stars I love Modest Mouse. 24 Jan 2014
By Doyle C Reynolds II - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Modest Mouse does things in their music that I don't hear in many bands. I'm always fascinated by their music. Great for listening to while driving around town with the top down. There are always one or two songs on their CDs that make me nervous and excited at the same time.
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