Let me start off by saying this is my 3rd favorite Modest Mouse album, (1st Lonesome Crowded West, 2nd The Moon and Antarctica.)
I find this to be the album where modest mouse really established thier sound. Parts of "This is a long drive..." sound like a totally different band. Heres the tracklist:
(Skipping untitled tracks)
1.The Waydown- 9/10-very calm and cool way to start off with.
2.Dirty Fingernails-6/10-loud, but if you try to figure what Isaac's trying to put across...you'll understand.
3.Sunspots-10/10-great song, great lyrics. Isaac's voice sounds awsome on this song.
4.Fruit That ate itself-10/10-Latin percussion, heavy bass, shouting vocals, great lyrics,---recipe for an awsome song.
5.Summer-10/10-Great song about the freedom, energy, and crime that happens during the summer.
6.Karma's Payment-10/10- Best song to end the album with. Catchy rythym, simple yet inspiring lyrics, cool bass.
In conclusion, this a shorter modest mouse album...but more like-able. I'd much rather listen to this than long drive any day. If you are a modset mouse fan seeking for a new gem, this is it.