The beat of the kick drum is the sound of a brass doorknocker thumping outside the vast, hollow halls of limbo. This isn't the steroidal whop of Lars Ulrich kicking Thor in the gonads. No, the thud that Benjamin Weikel makes on "The World at Large," the first song on Modest Mouse's latest album, is heavy but tentative. About a minute into the track he taps once, twice. Then he bangs four more times, as if sounding the echoey depths of... More >>>