Building Nothing Out of Something

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Building Nothing Out of Something
Compilation album by Modest Mouse
Released January 18, 2000
Recorded Various studios/times
Genre Indie rock
Length 55:24
Label Up
Producer Calvin Johnson
Modest Mouse chronology
Night on the Sun
(1999)
Building Nothing Out of Something
(2000)
The Moon & Antarctica
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolutepunk.net (90%) [1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
Almost Cool (7.75/10) [3]
The Austin Chronicle 3.5/5 stars [4]
The A.V. Club (positive) [5]
Pitchfork Media (8.9/10) [6]
Robert Christgau A− [7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars [8]
Salon.com (average) [9]

Building Nothing Out of Something is a compilation album released in early 2000 (the copyright reads 1999) by indie rock band Modest Mouse, comprising non-album tracks from various points in the band's career. Most of the tracks are A- and B-sides from 7" singles, but it also includes three tracks from the Interstate 8 EP, and "Baby Blue Sedan" from the vinyl version of The Lonesome Crowded West. All songs were originally released from 1996 to 1998.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Modest Mouse.

  1. "Never Ending Math Equation" – 3:23
  2. "Interstate 8" – 4:39
  3. "Broke" – 3:19
    • A-side of the 1996 single "Broke"
  4. "Medication" – 5:01
  5. "Workin' on Leavin' the Livin'" – 6:40
  6. "All Night Diner" (also entitled "All Nite Diner") – 4:44
  7. "Baby Blue Sedan" – 4:04
  8. "A Life of Arctic Sounds" – 2:29
  9. "Sleepwalking" (also entitled "Sleepwalkin'," and "Sleepwalking (Couples Only Dance Prom Night)") – 3:23
  10. "Grey Ice Water" – 5:05
  11. "Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In (Positive Negative)" (also simply called "Positive Negative") – 5:18
    • B-side of the 1996 single "Broke"
  12. "Other People's Lives" – 7:10

Vinyl edition[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Never Ending Math Equation"   3:23
2. "Interstate 8"   4:39
3. "Broke"   3:19
4. "Medication"   5:01
5. "Workin' On Leavin' The Livin'"   6:04
6. "All Nite Diner"   4:44
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Baby Blue Sedan"   4:04
2. "A Life of Arctic Sounds"   2:29
3. "Sleepwalkin'"   3:23
4. "Grey Ice Water"   5:05
5. "Positive Negative"   5:08
6. "Other People's Lives"   7:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Isaac Brock – Guitar, Vocals
  • Eric Judy – Bass
  • Jeremiah Green – Drums

With:

  • Nicole Johnson – Vocals on Tracks 2, 9, & 10
  • Steve Wold – Organ, Engineer, Slide Guitar on Track 4
  • Dann Gallucci – Guitar on Track 8
  • Joey Bullock – Drawing
  • Barry Corliss – Mastering
  • Brian Deck – Drawing
  • Phil Ek – Engineer
  • Calvin Johnson – Producer, Engineer

References[edit]