The Mountain Goats

Music, Rock and indie
3 out of 5 stars
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There’s nothing particularly “goth” sounding about the Mountain Goats’ Goths record, but frontman John Darnielle is obviously a lover of the genre and the lost souls who are drawn to it. Gene Loves Jezebel, Robert Smith, Siouxsie Sioux, Sisters of Mercy and dozens of other eye-lined heroes get shoutouts in songs that have a stark, Leonard Cohen-ish spookiness. Saxophonist Matt Douglas really shines when these songs are played live.

By: Patrick Rapa

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