A review of this — 5 years ago
The Moon and Antarctica is the indie rock album countless bands have been trying to imitate over the past seven years. The tone of the album is mellow and sad but spacey and important. The songs focus on the truths about life and the universe while avoiding the more whiny personal melodramas one might find in the genre. Modest Mouse is a serious band, but they remain silly most of the time. These songs are instant classics and will make you sing and dance or cry and brood depending on your mood.