It has been a long time since I listened to the same band for an entire week. If my ipod could suffer from burn-in the way old monitors did “The Mountain Goats” would forever be a shadow on my screen.
Last Friday Pandora reminded me that I really liked the three Mountain Goat songs that had been swimming around on “shuffle songs” for the last two years so I decided to buy one of their cds. My favorite of the 3 songs I had heard was “No Children” a bitter chant about wishing for the worst in a relationship (see title of this post). Since "No Children" was on
I don’t know how some people review so many albums in such quick succession. I’ve needed a week to prepare for this post. I had to listen to each album fifteen times. I had to read about the band’s history. I had to know them. I own three albums right now, soon I will own more.
The Mountain Goats have “song series” that revisit certain characters and themes over and over again to create a loose story that often spans multiple albums.
I have a hard time picking favorite songs on
I tried to convince Amy that the Mountain Goats sometimes sound like Cake and she refused to agree with me claiming they sometimes sound like They Might Be Giants which I couldn’t see at all because their songs are so sad. All Hail West
All Hail West
I bought Get Lonely on Wednesday when I felt that no band could reproduce the brilliance of
Get Lonely is probably a less demanding album than