Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Long before we had "Float On," there was The Moon & Antarctica, and it's one beaming example of an indie band transitioning to a major label debut without sacrificing their creativity. Instead of cleaning up their sound and going for a more straightforward, anthemic rock album (which they've always seemed perfectly capable of doing), Modest Mouse took some weird turns, and kept those beloved unhinged vocals and jagged backdrops in tact. Really authentic, original hipsters (OG hipsters?) might claim The Lonesome Crowded West, but it was The Moon & Antarctica that remains one of those nostalgia-inducing albums in every hipster collection.