The Life of the World to Come

The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2009 Ratings: #73 / 857
User Score
Based on 38 ratings
2009 Ratings: #93
October 6, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
4AD Records / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
Suggest a Genre
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Sign In to rate and review
The theme of this album gives it a heavy boost, as the album as a whole feels much more centered than other similar records. The concept of focusing on different biblical verses for each song grounds the listener in each song and creates a unique atmosphere about the songs. The music is also well constructed, as many other Mountain Goats albums are, but this construction feels as though it is built on more solid ground rather than being songs for the sake of songs. This is an album that stands ... read more
Oops mistake.

I really like the arrangements of this album but I'm not into the lyrical content (Sometimes I confused between their personal vision of bible, some irony, actual verses and my absence of faith)
Purchasing The Life of the World to Come from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Contributions By
royalflush, alegonzriv, patton, philthy
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

Year End Lists

#9/No Ripcord

Track List

  1. 1 Samuel 15: 23 
  2. Psalms 40: 2
  3. Genesis 3: 23 
  4. Philippians 3: 20-21 
  5. Hebrews 11: 40 
  6. Genesis 30: 3 
  7. Romans 10: 9 
  8. 1 John 4: 16 
  9. Matthew 25: 21 
  10. Deuteronomy 2: 10 
  11. Isaiah 45: 23 
  12. Ezekiel 7 And The Permanent Efficacy Of Grace

Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.