Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ugly Casanova - Sharpen Your Teeth (2002)

I love Isaac Brock. Modest Mouse is one of my favorite bands ever but their last two albums have really shown a drastic shift in their style that ive learned to cherish so much over the years. After the almost psychedelic folk/indie rock hybrid that was The Moon and Antarctica, I thought they had finally found their calling. Sadly, I was wrong and then Good News For People Who Love Bad News came out. Don't get me wrong, I really like that album but it shifted their style to a more produced and cleaner almost "pop" sound which i can't say i'm the biggest fan of, to be honest. Then I felt violated as a hardcore fan when i heard their newest album which is full of lazy disco beat drumming and is so overproduced sounding it nearly brings me to tears to think that my favorite band is lost forever. Enough of my whining though. I still have faith because of certain things Isaac does to shine through all the nonsense. This album is a perfect example. It takes a lot of folk elements like the in song "Bukowski" and adds a twist to them along with guest vocalists and all the trippy fixings and effects and Brock's trademark depressing and thought provoking lyrics. Definitely worth checking out!

  1. Barnacles
  2. Spilled Milk Factory
  3. Parasites
  4. Hotcha girls
  5. (no song)
  6. Diamonds on the Face of Evil
  7. Cat Faces
  8. Ice on the Sheets
  9. Beesting
  10. Pacifico
  11. Smoke Like Ribbons
  12. Things I Don't Remember
  13. So Long to the Holidays
Sharpen Your Teeth

1 comment:

Josh Bickford said...

this shit is dope