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The Best The Mountain Goats Albums, Ranked

Updated May 8, 2019 574 votes 119 voters 2.7k views16 items

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We're ranking the best The Mountain Goats albums of all time. One of the best indie folk bands, The Mountain Goats's discography features several popular songs, like "This Year" and "No Children." What is the greatest The Mountain Goats album ever?

From their debut album Zopilote Machine to their 2019 album In League with Dragons, this list of The Mountain Goats albums also includes Goths, The Life of the World to Come, Transcendental Youth, and All Eternals Deck.

Vote up the best The Mountain Goats albums, and vote down the ones that were disappointing.

  • The Sunset Tree
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    1. You or Your Memory 
    2. Broom People
    3. This Year 
    4. Dilaudid 
    5. Dance Music
    6. Dinu Lipatti's Bones
    7. Up the Wolves
    8. Lion's Teeth
    9. Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod
    10. Magpie
    11. Song for Dennis Brown 
    12. Love Love Love
    13. Pale Green Things    

    Pitchfork score: 7.2/10

    • Release Date: 2005
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  • Tallahassee
    Photo: 4AD

    1. Tallahassee
    2. First Few Desperate Hours
    3. Southwood Plantation Road
    4. Game Shows Touch Our Lives
    5. The House That Dripped Blood
    6. Idylls of the King
    7. No Children
    8. See America Right
    9. Peacocks
    10. International Small Arms Traffic Blues
    11. Have to Explode
    12. Old College Try
    13. Oceanographer's Choice
    14. Alpha Rats Nest

    Pitchfork score: 6.7/10

    • Release Date: 2002
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  • All Hail West Texas
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    1. The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton 
    2. Fall of the Star High School Running Back 
    3. Color in Your Cheeks 
    4. Jenny 
    5. Fault Lines 
    6. Balance 
    7. Pink and Blue 
    8. Riches and Wonders 
    9. The Mess Inside 
    10. Jeff Davis County Blues 
    11. Distant Stations 
    12. Blues in Dallas 
    13. Source Decay 
    14. Absolute Lithops Effect 

    Pitchfork score: (8.2/10) (Initial release) [2] 
    (9.0/10) (Reissue) 

    • Release Date: 2002
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  • Heretic Pride
    Photo: 4AD

    1. Sax Rohmer #1
    2. San Bernardino
    3. Heretic Pride
    4. Autoclave
    5. New Zion
    6. So Desperate
    7. In the Craters on the Moon
    8. Lovecraft in Brooklyn
    9. Tianchi Lake
    10. How to Embrace a Swamp Creature
    11. Marduk T-Shirt Men's Room Incident
    12. Sept. 15 1983
    13. Michael Myers Resplendent

    Pitchfork score: 8.0/10

    • Release Date: 2008
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