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I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas

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remug83 True story: I never listened to The Mountain Goats until I listened to "I only listen to The Mountain Goats". Now I almost exclusively listen to The Mountain Goats. The rest of the time I listen to covers of The Mountain Goats. Favorite track: Balance.
William Tongue
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William Tongue Rich, dense with style and fresh takes. Darnielle's lyric-heavy songs translate into some truly kickass covers. Favorite track: Blues in Dallas.
Simon
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Simon What's not to love? Alright, it's not by "the man" himself but most of these covers are still inventive, thoughtful or just downright awesome (looking at you Laura Jane Grace). Well worth your time if you're a fan.
John Mitchell
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John Mitchell Like most compilations it's a bit of a mixed bag - some are incredible (Source Decay, The Mess Inside, Fall, Balance), some are good/faithful to the original but don't really 'pop' for me, and some take the track in a direction I either didn't enjoy or didn't understand (Jeff Davis County Blues).

In any event it's nice to see some different explorations of a classic album, and I'm very happy to help support this project! Favorite track: Source Decay.
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A double-LP compiling the covers of each track from All Hail West Texas that will be unveiled during the first season of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats, a unique new podcast from Night Vale Presents.

Participating artists:
Andrew Bird
Dessa
Carrie Elkin
Craig Finn
Laura Jane Grace
Holy Sons
Ibibio Sound Machine
Julian Koster
Loamlands
Erin McKeown
Mothers
Nana Grizol
Amanda Palmer
Eliza Rickman & Jherek Bischoff

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released April 6, 2018

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John Darnielle has written almost 600 songs now, and some of them are very sad, dealing with hard drugs and tragic ends, hurting yourself and others, sicknesses of both body and brain, off-brand alcohols. They are told in beautiful, unnerving, specific detail because he is a very good writer, and also some of them are just true stories about his own life.
—John Hodgman, 2012
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