Transcendental Youth - The Mountain Goats
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Matthew E. White's horn charts are the musical development Darnielle has in store for us. But the dealmaker is Jon Wurster's spare, inescapable drumming.
  2. Oct 22, 2012
    90
    What you find in Transcendental Youth aren't answers to any big questions, but instead questions to a bunch of answers that never meant anything before but now seem exceedingly important.
  3. Oct 2, 2012
    83
    It's another perfectly observed collection of songs made real by Darnielle's deceptively plainspoken poetry.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 11 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 brass arrangements add a musical depth rarely experienced on previous offerings. One of the best albums of the year for sure. Full Review »