Beat the Champ

The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ
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Based on 20 reviews
2015 Ratings: #292 / 771
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Based on 94 ratings
2015 Ratings: #294
April 7, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
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It’s an artistic success as a literary exercise, and as a wrestling fan it’s hugely gratifying to see a serious artist that I’ve enjoyed for decades take wrestling seriously.

MasterCrackfox
80
The concept of this album, similar to The Life Of The World To Come, is what really sold me across this record. Although I could see why some would find this record sillier or less emotionally invested as compared to their previous records, this is the album in which the group appears to be having the most fun. Their musical structure has remained the same, their lyrical content has merely adapted to a more unusual concept. It works wonders for me, as a wrestling fan, and it makes this one of ... read more
Lovdahl
65
Listen to the song The Legend of Chavo Guerrero. The other songs are decent, but not terribly interesting. That's about all I have to say about this album.
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
beespray989
100
The Mountain Goats continue to surprise with a gritty acoustic background that churns the pace of every song with accidental grace. Now that I got the load of bullshit that reviewers say out of the way. This album was fun and witty, I loved the Pro wrestling theme behind it as I am a fan. I first heard this on The Colt Cabana Podcast. Great stuff.
Sinestroll
85
Best Songs: The Legend of Chavo Guerrero; Choked Out; Heel Turn 2; Fire Editorial
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Track List

  1. Southwestern Territory
  2. The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
  3. Foreign Object
  4. Animal Mask
  5. Choked Out
  6. Heel Turn 2
  7. Fire Editorial
  8. Stabbed to Death Outside San Juan 
  9. Werewolf Gimmick
  10. Luna 
  11. Unmasked! 
  12. The Ballad of Bull Ramos 
  13. Hair Match
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