Heretic Pride - The Mountain Goats
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  • Summary: The Mountain Goats' latest album was produced by Scott Solter and John Vanderslice.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. One day, Darnielle might make a sub-par Mountain Goats record. Pride certainly isn't it. [Apr 2008, p.152]
  2. This is not just music that I believe, in the sense that it is credible, but this is music to believe in.
  3. Pretty much all John Darnielle's songs sound the same, but that sameness affords a remarkable consistency.
  4. It’s the crafting of timeless, crest-fallen melodies infused with gripping characterisations that elevates Darnielle into the upper-crust of musical virtuosity. And that’s exactly where Heretic Pride leaves him: perched atop the pile of today’s try-hardy singer/songwriters.
  5. While the cellos of 'San Bernardino' are sublime, many of Heretic's opaque lyrics are buried under prettified blandness. [29 Feb 2008, p.61]
  6. Darnielle's increasing love of full band arrangements--which aren't memorable--pushes him perilously close to earning the "soft rock' label. [Winter 2008, p.83]
  7. 40
    The polished arrangements of Heretic Pride do Darnielle's songwriting no favours. [Mar 2008, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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