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Thursday, June 27 2013

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for July 2013

Among July's most compelling releases are the return of the Scud Mountain Boys and reissues of Mountain Goats and White Fence albums.


Tuesday, October 9 2012

Just Stay Alive: An Interview With John Darnielle of Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, named by several as one of the greatest contemporary songwriters, reveals what happens behind the scenes for the new release Transcendental Youth, among many other topics.


Thursday, September 27 2012

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for October

October’s release schedule may not appear to be the embarrassment of riches that September’s was, but there’s a real depth and breadth to the offerings in a wide array of genres.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best Singles of 2009

PopMatters kicks off our annual two-week-long best music of the year feature with the 50 best singles of 2009, highlighted by a trio of American indie rock headliners.


Columns

Thursday, April 17 2008

Into the Void: John Darnielle on Sabbath, Extreme Metal, and Indie Rock

Begrand dives into metal fandom with the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, who discusses the Mighty Riff, the uneasy relationship between indie and metal camps, and the life experiences behind his new book on Black Sabbath's Master of Reality.


Reviews

Wednesday, July 24 2013

The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas (Remastered)

John Darnielle’s original liner notes to this -- the last of the lo-fi, boombox-recorded Mountain Goats albums – might say more interesting things about it than almost every reviewer probably did or will.


Monday, November 5 2012

The Mountain Goats: 27 October 2012 - Chicago

The Mountain Goats end their Transcendental Youth tour on a triumphant note.


Wednesday, October 3 2012

The Mountain Goats: Transcendental Youth

The Mountain Goats are getting ever better at giving us more to focus on in their word-heavy songs than just the words, while uniting it all perfectly: music, lyrics, emotions.


Tuesday, March 29 2011

The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck

The ever-prolific and always compelling John Darnielle returns with another batch of songs haunted in ways both literal and metaphorical.


Sunday, October 4 2009

The Mountain Goats: The Life of the World to Come

America's best currently working songwriter tackles the Bible with surprisingly and gratifyingly diverse results.


Blogs

Tuesday, July 23 2013

All Hail the Mountain Goats: 20 Essential Songs

The 2002 release All Hail West Texas marked a turning point for the Mountain Goats, as John Darnielle went from underground home recording cult hero to wider acclaim. With this week's reissue of All Hail West Texas, we review essential tracks from the Mountain Goats' back catalog.


Monday, September 24 2012

Merge Is Streaming the Mountain Goats' 'Transcendental Youth'

The latest Mountain Goats album 'Transcendental Youth' drops next week and, as is becoming traditional with indie rock, it's streaming in full this week.


Monday, January 4 2010

The Mountain Goats' Tiny Desk Concert on NPR (video)

That crazed devil-on-a-rollercoaster look that John Darnielle gets on his face when his songs get going is more than enough to calm (or amplify, I


Wednesday, July 29 2009

The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come (new album / MP3)

The Mountain Goats The Life of the World to Come (4AD) Releasing: 6 October (US) SONG LIST 01 1 Samuel 15:23 02 Psalms 40:2 03 Genesis 3:23 04 Philippians 3:20-21 05 Hebrews 11:40 06 Genesis 30:3 07 Romans 10:9 08 1 John 4:16 09


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