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    Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News

    Release date: April 6, 2004

    Nearly everyone has shared some lyrical content from Modest Mouse’s hit single "Float On" at one time or another in their lives, on their AIM Profile, Myspace, Facebook, or Twitter. And with good reason. The catchy song is full of optimism, matched perfectly by the visuals of floating on down a river, feeling alright even when everything isn't perfect. Coming from their fourth studio album Good News For People Who Love Bad News, "Float On" could be heard across mainstream radio while the memorable visuals starring the band as moving cardboard cutouts was all over television.

    Good News For People Who Love Bad News is a masterclass in selling more without selling out, and a reminder that thoughtful indie rock can also be radio-slaying pop music.

    The rest of the album, which contains other singles such as "The World at Large" and "Ocean Breathes Salty," was considered by many to be one of 2004's best records. The melancholy tones of the album were easily accessible yet extremely expressive, and what is most impressive is the way that Modest Mouse managed to make a sound that was so popular without losing any of their core values.

    Good News For People Who Love Bad News is a masterclass in selling more without selling out, and a reminder that thoughtful indie rock can also be radio-slaying pop music.