Any Best Albums of 2012 lists that do not have the Mountain Goats’ Transcendental Youth in at least the top 25 are garbage.Looking at you, Pitchfork.
The cover art for Transcendental Youth is wonderful.
the mountain goats - black molly
john d’s voice sounds so good on this track.
today I read the lyrics and decided it is a PERFECT theme song for Ron Swanson whenever Tammy 1 or Tammy 2 come around.
The Mountain Goats- Two Thousand Seasons
How have we come to be mere mirrors to annihilation?
Whom do we aspire to reflect our people’s death?
For whose entertainment shall we sing our agony?
One hopes that the destroyers aspiring to extinguish us
will suffer conciliatory remorse at the sight of their own fantastic success
The last imbecile that dreams such dreams is dead
Killed by the saviors of his dreams