The Pilgrim, Their God & The King Of My Decrepit Mountain

Tapir! - The Pilgrim, Their God & The King Of My Decrepit Mountain
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2024 Ratings: #75 / 105
User Score
Based on 669 ratings
2024 Rank: #15
Liked by 114 people
Sign In to rate and review



Alternately affectionate, suspenseful, weird, and poignant, TPTGATKOMDM is a journey, but it's brought to you by straight-up good songs.

God Is in the TV
But despite being a tough egg to crack, Tapir!’s debut is a peculiar pilgrimage that everyone should be looking to set out on.
Still Listening
What this album achieves above all else is strong authenticity. At a time when new music can often feel commercial and lacking heart, Tapir! has assembled an album which is full to the brim of life and soul. It is indisputable that the music is theatrical, clever and meticulously thought out.
Bucolic, understated indie folk from London sextet offers some delightful tunes and quite lovely vocals.
Tapir!'s considerable world-building skills impress, even if seven-minute closer Mountain Song seems a little directionless.

A little bit of sweetness in this brutal world.

This collective of six London musicians took shape during the last pandemic, and you'll understand that it all makes sense. After weeks, years, of thinking, creating and recording, Tapir's first project is born, a concept called "The Pilgrim, Their God and the King of My Decrepit Mountain", a fable-like fantasy about a pilgrim exploring a world that might resemble Narnia. It's impossible not to draw parallels with the concepts imagined ... read more


This was actually life changing to me… I’ve never heard such a beautiful mix of indie folk, psychedelia, art rock, and folktronica. And before the BC,NR commonalities arrive, I just want to say that this is its own beast. Yeah it has elements, but it is still beautifully unique in its own way that in some ways exceeds BC,NR in conceptuality if I’m allowed to even say that 💀💀.

It also made me cry, not from being sad, but from how it feels like a much needed warm hug ... read more


The music is very pretty, but the 3 act format and some of the writing is just really uninteresting to me. It’s like this beautiful folk journey in sound, but this keyword oriented folk music underneath all of that just does so little for me. I just struggled to really connect to it outside of a base enjoyment of the vibe.


thank you to my silly little music friend for recommending this. much appreciated.


I feel like this will grow on me more. Every song is so relaxing and beautiful. I don’t know if I didn’t get it, but I found the concept of this album sorta uninteresting, no hate to the songs, but the fact that this is a three disk album with different stages, makes me wonder what really is the story behind this album


Pretty album, takes you on a little trip through the mountains

Purchasing The Pilgrim, Their God & The King Of My Decrepit Mountain from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

Track List

Sign in to comment

Added on: October 24, 2023