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The Mountain Goats Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by nfdv2, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. nfdv2

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    The Mountain Goats were formed in Claremont, CA in 1991 as a lo-fi solo project and are currently based in Durham, NC as an indie-folk band. They have over 500 songs and all of them are amazing. You should listen to some of them. Start with The Sunset Tree.
  2. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    "You Were Cool" >>>>>

    Really, really want that on an album
  3. nfdv2

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    my favorite non-album TMG song is You're in Maya

    hope to hear it live someday
  4. TheVandyMan

    Please stop deleting my custom title Prestigious

    I was about to make a thread about the band before I realized there was one already! Not sure any artist has had a run as prolific and incredible as John Darnielle. The man is just a flat-out amazing writer.
  5. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    Oh goose Prestigious

  6. nfdv2

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    life of the world to come is such a stunning and touching record. might be my #2 or 3 tmg release. the refrain of isaiah 45:23 is one of the most heartbreaking things i've ever heard.
  7. PepsiOne

    Formerly PepsiOne Supporter

    I neglected that album when it was released because I didn't feel it stacked up to everything else he'd done, but it's one of my favorites now. John 4:16 is a perfect song.
  8. kbeef2

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    Yep, that might be my favorite Mountain Goats song.
  9. T.K.

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    I get why people weren't sold on that album, but I loved it. This is one of the most heartbreaking songs that they've ever done.

  10. PepsiOne

    Formerly PepsiOne Supporter

    I think mostly I was just stupid in 2009 and wrote it off as TMG doing a bible album. Much like people tend to write off Beat the Champ for being a wrestling album. As always with him, there's much more to it.
  11. Matthewconte


    I think my favorite TMG song is "Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton."
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  12. nfdv2

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    two years ago today i heard the sunset tree for the first time and it changed my life
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  13. CoffeeEyes17

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    All Hail West Texas and Sunset Tree changed my life in the best way
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  14. jordalsh

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  15. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    Oh goose Prestigious

  16. EmmanuelSCastle


    If I really liked the Sunset Tree, where do I go next? I've listened to that album for something like three or four years and never really listened to anything else. I usually go chronologically but he has a lot, so
  17. TheVandyMan

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    I'd say go to Tallahassee and All Hail West Texas next, and probably We Shall All Be Healed, too. Everything before Sunset Tree is a little more lo-fi from a production standpoint, but I think really gets to the heart of some of his best storytelling.
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  18. EmmanuelSCastle


    thanks, this is what i'll do. That's really the aspect i like best about the mountain goats (the sunset tree) anyway, don't mind a little bit of a drop in production quality.
  19. CarpetElf

    it tastes bad Prestigious

    Tallahassee is perfect.
  20. EmmanuelSCastle


    Just finished All Hail West Texas, that was great, I maybe fell for this one faster than I did the Sunset Tree, though I had the lyrics right in front of me this time. Some of the lyrics remind me of Jawbreaker at times, that sort of wistful, kind of melancholy songwriting but still hopeful at the edges. I liked it a lot, will do Tallahassee soon
  21. CarpetElf

    it tastes bad Prestigious

    All Hail West Texas was my second vinyl purchase haha.

    I'm from Tallahassee so that album gets me.
  22. trevorshmevor May 9, 2018
    (Last edited: May 9, 2018)

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    Was anybody in here aware this existed? I had no idea, maybe I’m just out of the loop though.

    I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats by Night Vale Presents on Apple Podcasts

    Edit: Ah, I see it was brought up in the Goths album thread. Damn the coexistence of band/album threads!
  23. owlwolfpossum


    I started a video series on The Mountain Goats discography, if that sounds vaguely interesting you should check it out.

  24. kbeef2

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