"I'm gonna make it through this year if it kills me" - The Mountain Goats Thread

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by rigorist, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. rigorist

    rigorist On the beach

    You're not listening to the Mountain Goats? Why not?
  2. BPD anon

    BPD anon Here I sit, broken hearted

    Oh man I love No Children, I found it through Moral Orel and it's now one of two songs I actually payed money for on my phone so I can listen to it on repeat whenever I want. It's so dark!
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  3. WithAnH

    WithAnH Space nerd

    I am listening to Autoclave right now. For the 112th time, according to my computer.
  4. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    Oh, fuck yeah, I love The Mountain Goats! In fact, No Children (and Tallahassee as a whole) may well have inspired a fic I'm working on. (It's Damara/Sollux. Yeah.)

    Also, the thread title is such a great quote. I'm considering getting it as a tattoo.
  5. rigorist

    rigorist On the beach

    Gotta admit I'm having a hard time getting into "Beat the Champ".
  6. rigorist

    rigorist On the beach

  7. rigorist

    rigorist On the beach

    (like seriously, name me an album better than "All Hail West Texas" and we will have a fight)
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  8. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    I have heard a few of their songs and quite enjoyed them (No Children, This Year, Up The Wolves, specifically). Any recommendations on what to listen to next?

    Also I have had a fic inspired by Up The Wolves brewing in my head for a bit now (it involves pirate radio/underground antiCrocker resistance stationers John and Jade. We're gonna commandeer the local airwaves was the specific line, hehe.)
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  9. Allenna

    Allenna I am not a Dragon. Or a Robot. Really.

    Didn't they do "Lovecraft in Brooklyn"?
  10. rigorist

    rigorist On the beach

    For the lo-fi years, probably "The Coroners Gambit". For the Mountain Goats as a studio band, "Heretic Pride".
  11. rigorist

    rigorist On the beach

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  12. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    John Henry by They Might Be Giants. But that's okay, it's kind of impossible to top TMBG at anything, and fuck, I need to make a TMBG thread.
  13. Raire

    Raire Turquoise Helicoid

    This Year was basically my themesong for Junior to Senior year of College. Like. It literally helped me manage to scrape by a bit more.
    (Scrape by she says, as if she hadn't graduated with a decent GPA despite the whole dysthimia thing, but it definitely was scraping at the end there).

    I don't listen to the Mountain Goats regularly, I have to save up for my next set of album buying, but I've really enjoyed the song about the best metal band or song. Something about this makes me feel like I'm getting to drink some confidence of sorts.
  14. NumiTuziNeru

    NumiTuziNeru @#$%?


    man I've been mildly obsessed with them recently. them and the Decemberists. I guess I just have a thing for poetic/narrative lyrics or something.
    and my personal favourites (at the moment) are The House That Dripped Blood and Psalms 40:2 (or. just that whole album to be honest)

    ('lord send me a mechanic if I'm not beyond repair' gives me chills tbh)
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  15. littlepinkbeast

    littlepinkbeast Imperator Fluttershy

    I think I've heard a couple of their songs and they didn't quite click for me, but I don't remember much about them. What kind of music do they do?
  16. rigorist

    rigorist On the beach

    American music!

    Do you like American music? I like American music.

    (OK, so that's the Violent Femmes, but TMG kinda reminds me of the Femmes)

  17. The Frood Abides

    The Frood Abides Doesn't Know Where His Rug Is

    YES. I think "Spent Gladiator 2" and "Harlem Roulette" are super underrated, and I love "Werewolf Gimmick" off the new album. And of course "This Year," "Up the Wolves," "Autoclave," "No Children" -- they're the well-known tracks for a reason.
  18. Scheherazade

    Scheherazade It's a story fractal

    There's something weirdly lovely about the song Heretic Pride.
  19. SpruceZeus

    SpruceZeus 2 spoopy 2 live, 2 creppy 2 die

    deuteronomy 2:10 is probably my fave mountain goats tune

    "i have no fear of anyone / i'm dumb and wild and free / i am a flightless bird / And there'll be no more after me" always just... *clenches fist* gets me

    ugh and the whole verse about the golden toad. rip me.

    heretic pride the album is just really good overall as well. still need to listen to his newest stuff a bit more indepth
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  20. blue

    blue hightown funk you up


    (settles into thread)

    "get lonely" is my favorite album right now, but i love a bunch of the songs from "tallahassee" too. and.. from most of the other albums.
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