The Life of the World to Come

The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come
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Based on 17 reviews
2009 Ratings: #73 / 834
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Based on 23 ratings
October 6, 2009 / Release Date
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4AD Records / Label
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MasterCrackfox
79
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
WildChameleon
72
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)
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#9/No Ripcord
#18/PopMatters
#26/Spin
#45/Pitchfork
#48/Cokemachineglow

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

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