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Listen Raveonettes Bring the '60s Back

February 20, 2008 – Test spins of the Raveonettes and the Mountain Goats with Blender editor Lizzy Goodman.


Read So Your Tiny Black Heart Is Broken

February 12, 2008 – These five songs are for those wishing to wallow in Valentine's Day's soul-wrecking brutality.

Listen The Mountain Goats: Danger in a Dark World

February 11, 2008 – In "Sax Rohmer #1," singer John Darnielle lets loose a barrage of unforgettably sinister imagery.


Listen Music for the Morning After, and Beyond

August 24, 2006 – An uncommonly sensitive look at the lonely hours after lovers part and the dust begins to settle.

Listen Radiohead, The Mountain Goats, Lisa Germano

July 20, 2006 – Reggae versions of songs by Radiohead; Artful lo-fi rock from The Mountain Goats; Country lounge...


Listen A Wrenching Voice That Leaves a 'Bruise'

May 16, 2006 – The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle is known for his searing songs about troubled souls.

Listen Pocket Narratives from the Mountain Goats

May 14, 2005 – The group's production values have improved, but their lyrics remain evocative pocket narratives.


Listen Ben Folds, The Chieftains, Maktub

March 17, 2005 – New music from Blind Boys of Alabama; A Derek Bell tribute from The Chieftains; Music for a memo...

Listen Best Songs: 2004 (So Far)

July 13, 2004 – Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. New artists like Iron and Wine and M. Ward ar...

Listen Nellie McKay, The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice

February 24, 2004 – The magic hour with Wynton Marsalis; A bit of blues from The Mountain Goats; The lo-fi world of ...

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