Transcendental Youth

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2012
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
Buy On
  1. Q Magazine
    Oct 23, 2012
    60
    The tales of love, loss, life and death on his 14th album are embellished with brass flourishes for the first time, which only adds to the sense of drama. [Nov 2012, p.102]
  2. Oct 1, 2012
    60
    Ultimately the album adds another respectable line to The Mountain Goats' discography.
  3. Oct 8, 2012
    50
    The majority of the album is not different or progressive enough to be exciting--and it's not enjoyable enough to make up for it.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 14, 2012
    9
    Another really fine album by the underrated John Darnielle and the band. The song writing is fantastic as always but this time the brassAnother really fine album by the underrated John Darnielle and the band. The song writing is fantastic as always but this time the brass arrangements add a musical depth rarely experienced on previous offerings. One of the best albums of the year for sure. Full Review »