The Life Of The World To Come (album) by The Mountain Goats

The Life Of The World To Come
The Life Of The World To Come by The Mountain Goats (2009)
Overall rank: 10,125th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 2009 (240th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (2,376th)
Award Best albums of all time (10,125th)
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The Mountain Goats bestography

The Life Of The World To Come is ranked 9th best out of 28 albums by The Mountain Goats on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Mountain Goats is The Sunset Tree which is ranked number 1165 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,194.

The Mountain Goats album bestography « Higher ranked (9,878th) This album (10,125th) Lower ranked (11,557th) »
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This album is rated in the top 4% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 10.5.

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From paladisiac 12/09/2011 17:51
John Darnielle is probably in the top 5 of lyricist storytellers in the indie scene today. With the life of the world to come, he took 12 bible chapters and wrote songs (titled after the actual bible chapters) based on his interpretation of the Biblical events therein. It's nothing new for Darnielle, he's been weaving religious themes in his music for years, but his focus on christian themes on this album gives this album the deepest resonance in his catalog. Unfortunately, the album suffers from a sameness of down-tempo on many tracks unseen before on any other mountain goats album. If more tracks on the album had the impact and hooks of "psalms 40:2", "genesis 3:23", "isaiah 45:23" ("I'm not this body that imprisons me") or most of the rest of his back catalog, then this would've been a top 5 album of the year for me. "ezekiel 7 and the permanent efficacy of grace" could crush your heart.
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