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Modest Mouse Reviews

Indie & RockConcerts

Average customer review: 1.5 star rating (1.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 15



5.0 star rating Michael Spadino from Denver, Colorado


I waited almost 20 years to see them I wanted to I just couldn’t and it was amazing. 18 songs plus a 5 song encore. Band songs venue all spectacular.

2.0 star rating Karnak from Albany, New York


Like everyone else here said, the sound was terrible. All I could hear was the bass really all else was a mush. Song selection was great, yet frustrated I could barely hear it. I have to say Brock seemed to rush through the songs. Maybe that was a head space thing, digestive troubles, no idea. Not going to assume anything. I have not seen MM in over 10 years, but Brock brought a lot more energy to those earlier performances. Cowboy Dan without that anger just didn’t seem quite right. I think Trailer Trash was one of the more successful songs of the night as far as the band feeling present for it. Perhaps the crowd was too. I will say the crowd vibe was definitely off. People seemed more interested in talking loud amongst themselves, selfies, texting, getting up and milling about. It was like everyone had ADD. Weirdest show I have been to in that regard. So in some ways, I can see why he would want to rush through it.

1.0 star rating Matt from Albany, New York


This was truly a pathetic show. No energy. Sound was messed up. Literally could not understand one word. No encore. None of the best songs. Truly a waste of time and a money grab by this band....

1.0 star rating G from Norfolk, Virginia


I don't know if it was the venue or the band but both modest mouse and the opening band sounded absolutely awful. Painful electric hum drowned out all the music and you couldn't understand any vocals over the feedback from the system. really disappointed. My date was having a good time so I ignored it, but I'd have left a couple songs in otherwise. Sad to say this was the worst concert I've ever seen.

1.0 star rating Noelle from Albany, New York


The sound was awful, and the band looked like they really didn't want to be there. I was disappointed.

1.0 star rating Dennis Evans from Albany, New York


I have been a huge fan since the early 2000's... Got tickets the minute they were on sale, got third row seats and could not wait to see them! I was bringing my Son, My daughter and son in law were all going! It was going to be an awesome experience! Not to be! The audio was not understandable, The sound distorted, the song selection was terrible! They had to take a break to try and fix things and that did not work, They came back out... finished a couple songs, then left, they made it seem like an encore was coming, but they just didn't bother to come out again. Just collected the Concert Money and left! I even noticed small things that were bothering... Not tuning a guitar until before a song... He is up there and taking time between songs to tune while everyone waits... The flow and show all sucked... I had waited 20 years to see them and wish I never went!

1.0 star rating Roy M from Albany, New York


Warning: Don't waste your money! I love MM, but the Albany, NY show was horrible. From the other reviews, it sounds like it's the same at every venue. Couldn't make out a word they said, but generally, there was no audience involvement at all. They just stood there and played their songs, some of which I could barely recognize. About 3/4 through, they left the stage so the techs could fix an audio problem. 20 minutes later, they came back, played a few more songs and then just quit. No real encore, unless that was it, and no buildup to a grand finish like good performers do. Also, how do they not even play Float On, their biggest hit? I still love their studio produced output, but this is one band that should never be seen live.


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