We Shall All Be Healed - The Mountain Goats
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  • Summary: John Darnielle's fifth Mountain Goats disc in the past two years was produced by John Vanderslice.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
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  1. This is a revelatory album for the Mountain Goats and the listeners; both Darnielle and the audience find new strength in his open vulnerability.
  2. Full of hopelessness and destructive defiance. [Mar 2004, p.94]
  3. His gift for pissed-off poetry and left-field details remains intact.
  4. 70
    They've adopted a crisp, unfussy style that assures the audibility of Darnielle's artful words. [Mar 2004, p.124]
  5. We Shall All Be Healed is complacent, formulaic for a trailblazer, lapped by Destroyer, optimistic-but-joyless in that it is pessimistic-but-punchy, and gooped with the silly putty of vagueness and cliché.
  6. Lyrically, things are mainly annoying, although there are a few bits of amusing storytelling, and some interesting couplets.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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