John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats writes THE most intensely personal lyrics that I have ever heard. So much so, in fact, that for years I had trouble listening to his stuff, it almost made uncomfortable...almost like accidentally reading someone's diary. But thankfully I got over my weird Mountain Goat hang ups, because the songs are amazing.
The latest record, entitled 'The Life Of The World To Come' is absolutely brilliant. Darnielle uses Bible verses as song titles to organize his thoughts as he sets them to music. The man is a true original, and there are far too few of those making music these days.
* 'Genesis 3:23' MP3