The Mountain Goats Tallahassee LP
Stereophile 2010 Record to Die For!
This 2002 release by John Darnielle's project The Mountain Goats, marked
quite a few changes. For instance, this was the first album for the group to be
released on a widely-known independent label (4AD). It was also the first album
to have an official single released, "See America Right". Most importantly, this
was the first collection recorded by an actual 'band'.
Tallahassee is completely devoted to two of Darnielle's recurring characters, a
married couple who is constantly on the edge of divorce. They are known to fans
as "the Alpha Couple" as all previous songs about them have titles beginning
with the word "Alpha"
"Mountain Goats auteur John Darnielle continues to write songs that could
inspire a season's worth of TV movie melodramas...the results can be
extraordinary. Get the man an orchestra, now." - Entertainment Weekly.
• Vinyl LP
• Includes free MP3 download of entire album
2. First Few Desperate Hours
3. Southwood Plantation Road
4. Game Shows Touch Our Lives
5. The House That Dripped Blood
6. Idylls of the King
7. No Children
8. See America Right
10. International Small Arms Traffic Blues
11. Have to Explode
12. Old College Try
13. Oceanographer's Choice
14. Alpha Rats Nest