Transcendental Youth - The Mountain Goats
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

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  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.
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. Nov 1, 2012
    80
    A sense of quiet triumph pervades: this may be the prettiest Mountain Goats album yet.
  3. 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]