Mountain Goats, The / Life Of The World To Come, The
Album: Life Of The World To Come, The   Collection:General
Artist:Mountain Goats, The   Added:Oct 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-11-01 Pull Date: 2010-01-03
Week Ending: Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8
Airplays: 4 7 4

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 27, 2018: regular school / summer skool
Romans 10:9, Genesis 3:23
4. Aug 28, 2014: The Sunset Life
Matthew 25:21
2. Mar 19, 2015: A-philiac
Ezekiel 7 And The Permanent Efficacy Of Grace, 1 John 4:16, Hebrews 11:40
5. May 02, 2013: Sunflower Sutra: Goats
1 Samuel 15:23
3. Nov 19, 2014: A-philiac
Hebrews 11:40, 1 John 4:16, Psalms 40:2
6. May 31, 2012: The Fall of Math
Hebrews 11:40

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-08-26
Mountain Goats/ The Life of the World to Come

Indie melancholy folk/rock/lo-fi lyricist John Darnielle has released another poetic and beautiful album. The New Yorker Magazine referred to him as “America’s best non-hip-hop lyricist,” and I would have to agree. His lyrics are full of images and evoke very raw, personal emotions. This album is full of beautifully simplistic acoustic chords layered with lyrics that are art: clearly based off of the bible, his songs are about “hard lessons” that he learned from specific verses. Not an album that is of praise but more of life stories and contemplation. This album echoes simplicity of his early albums, and he still drives at the uncomfortable dissonance that makes this album truly unique: it’s why we listen.
Great Album! Similar to The Extra Glenns, Neutral Milk Hotel’s acoustic tracks, John Vanderslice, Okkervil River
FCC CLEAN! Try 2,3,4,5,7,8, 11

1. *minimalistic acoustic guitar. beautiful lyrics 2. ***intense lyrics, steady beat of acoustic guitar to electric guitar climax with cymbal crashes 3. ***nice melody, upbeat, catchy 4. **cool percussion, unique beat with acoustic guitar and soft lyrics nice more upbeat brief sections 5. ****soft beat of drums whispering keyboard, strings, very personal beautiful lyrics 6. keyboard opening, whispers of acoustic guitar soft reflective lyrics 7. ***more upbeat acoustic guitar over fun drumbeat 8. ***simple keyboard and striking vocals over strings 9. * nice, light acoustic guitar over melancholic lyrics, very poetic 10. *keyboard and lyrics soft and contemplative 11. ** upbeat acoustic, nice drumbeat, melancholic lyrics 12. **** beautiful keyboard, slower, but absolutely stunning track, very soft drone-y whispers and heartbeat undertones

Track Listing
1. 1 Samuel 15:23   7. Romans 10:9
2. Psalms 40:2   8. 1 John 4:16
3. Genesis 3:23   9. Matthew 25:21
4. Philippians 3:20-21   10. Deuteronomy 2:10
5. Hebrews 11:40   11. Isaiah 45:23
6. Genesis 30:3   12. Ezekiel 7 And The Permanent Efficacy Of Grace