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Old 01-09-2006, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Mountain Goats

I'm just wondering if there are any big Mountain Goats fans out there. I love their new album "The Sunset Tree", and was always a big Neutral Milk Hotel fan, any opinions on how the two bands differ and which you like bettter and why? Personally I enjoy the usage of horns that is prevelant in Neutral Milk Hotels musci and the music seems a little more adolecent to me which is a quality I like.
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never heard Neutral Milk Hotel but have heard a lot about them.

I do like the Mountain Goats. We Shall All Be Healed is my favorite of what I've heard so far. The Sunset Tree is pretty good as well.
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Isn't the MG's folk, and isn't it one guy?

I've heard "anti-music song" which is ****ing awesome, I feel that song was written in the voice of MB, bitching about copy cat loser musicians

and I've heard some song with the refrain "there a monkey in the basement" and that song was mighty good.
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Old 01-10-2006, 03:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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just getting into the mt goats... a bit more poppy than NMH but otherwise quite similar...
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Old 01-10-2006, 04:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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NMH are a bit more baroque, and in my opinion, a whole lot better. Not to say the Mountain Goats aren't great.
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Old 01-10-2006, 05:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like the new album, and the Silver Jews cover they did. That's all I've heard by them, bar a few random songs ("Going to Georgia"!!!).
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was realy impressed by 'the sunset tree' and 'all hail west texas', i cant stop listening to pale green things. Ive never listened to Neutral Milk Hotel but will make an effort to get hold of a cd.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I love the Mountain Goats, there's such a great sense of escape in "This Year" - although most songs seem to be about his abusive step father!
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i heard they were awesome. i kinda anticipated something alot better then what they actually are. not to bad though.
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Old 07-19-2006, 08:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I love John Darnielle. Nine Black Poppies and Tallahasee are my favorite albums. I think people on the indie board would like this sort of stuff, go check it out people.
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