Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride

I wasn't planning on uploading anything until January, but I got a hold of this and I figured I should probably upload it to the blog. John Darnielle, the nucleus of The Mountain Goats, is a fantastic songwriter and storyteller. As much as I enjoy his work, I will say that Get Lonely, his 2006 release, put me to sleep. In comparison, Heretic Pride is like a shot of adrenaline, and is in every way unlike any prior release from The Mountain Goats. Darnielle incorporates a full band for the majority of the record, and a few of these tracks sound downright aggressive. Worth checking out if you're a fan of the group, but if you haven't heard The Mountain Goats yet I'd suggest starting with some of the older lo-fi records.

- Steve

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