Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Still Hailing Satan

"The first people we meet are… a pair of pentagram-doodling teenage metalheads with big dreams for their still-unnamed two-man band…. They’re the stars of album opener 'The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton' a song that, if not the definitive Mountain Goats song, at least deserves an undisputed mention in the top 5. This isn’t a statement you throw around lightly about a band this prolific, but 'Denton' feels like a dizzyingly succinct crash course in everything that makes the Mountain Goats great. In just two-and-a-half minutes, Darnielle pulls off three whiplashing tonal shifts…. It’s brilliantly structured and smartly crafted, but it wouldn’t be half as stirring if it were recorded with more polish. 'Denton' is an imperfectly sung ode to all the songs that don’t get sung because of the people who put into the singers’ heads that the only songs worth singing are the perfect ones."
—Oh my God, guess what's more than ten years old.

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ok the flowery language of that excerpt just made me punch a hole in some drywall so thanks.

dorkmuffin (#231,236)

@antarctica starts here Pitchfork desperately needs some copy editors. As far as I can tell, there are NONE ON STAFF.

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SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

I hailed Satan last week. Bastard took me on the FDR when 3rd Avenue would have worked just fine and saved me like ten bucks.

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