I have to admit, compared to most people I have it pretty easy, and yet, I still feel sadness and despair a lot of the time. It’s because I know there is a lot of heartache and pain out there and a real shortage of empathy. Especially when those in distress look or act differently. According to Wayne Dwyer ((Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life, 2007)), we should look for ourselves in everyone, and in that way judgement melts away and compassion and empathy take its place.
This is an album that seems to visit those same themes and doubts, while still providing an upbeat music experience. The lyrics are tenuously soulful and could invoke anger or sadness in anyone who listens intently.
Good News… is Modest Mouse’s fourth studio album and was released in 2004. It was a highly rated success and received plenty of air play. It is a diverse collection from mainstream rock grooves to experimental instruments and sounds.