Album: No-one’s First and You’re Next EP, 2009
Justification: This is going to be short, because I’m still recovering from the wonderful celebration that was my 40th over the weekend – I know, don’t look a day over 25, my youthful exuberance would put a teenager to shame etc etc – which has involved most of my body going “OK, we made it to the party, right? Obviously this means that we’re good to get seriously ill now”. So this is a song I adore but don’t have a whole lot to say regarding, beyond that this was a song that wasn’t completed for Modest Mouse’s 2007 album We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank because Isaac Brock has that many great songs in him.
This mini-album was made up of cast-offs and left overs and is as strong as anything the band ever did, which leads me to ask the question: if this is the rubble that’s just lying around and needs carting to the metaphorical tip once the album’s done, why the hell is it five years since the last proper MM record? Come on man: as this weekend has demonstrated, I’m quite literally not getting any younger.
Oh, and that moment when Brock spits “Well, happy fuckin’ congratulations”? Perfect.
Creepy damn video too.
SONG YOU SHOULD HAVE REDISCOVERED THIS TIME IN 2010: It was the perfect ‘Berlin Chair’ by You Am I, which I haven’t written up and, for a few reasons, probably is a mite raw to do for a bit. So let’s go with the 8th, which was Eels and ‘Novacaine for the Soul’.
AND HERE’S THE LAST FIVE…