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20 Watts Reviews The Mountain Goats’ The Life of the World to Come by Jeanette Wall
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The Mountain Goats' new album proves more spiritual than religious.

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Don’t let the track names or album title fool you — this is not a religious album. At most, it is spiritual. It is said to be autobiographical. But, if nothing else, The Mountain GoatsThe Life of the World to Come is heartfelt and meaningful.

A major aspect of this possible concept album is the fact that it is largely based off of lead singer John Darnielle’s life. Lest, when has Darnielle not drawn albums from his own experiences? Listening to The Sunset Tree, for example, you can hear his account of a dark childhood. Here though, he uses parables from the Bible as framework to reflect on his past. Be they stories of love, or death, or the life somewhere in between, Darnielle is reminded of the Gospel. Continue reading

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