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I'm buying one of these in a sec.
Get lonely isn't a bad album but it's not at all representative of the Goats and their masterful storytelling lyrics. It is much more introspective and 'typcial singer songwritery' We shall all be healed has 4 or 5 of the best ever songs ever on it (especially the last couple).
Buy it now.
You also need:
The Coroner's Gambit
The Sunset Tree
the most underated of recent mountain goats albums
but there are other records where people do that kind of personal lyric acoustic guitar thing (Bon Iver for example). No-one else does the songs that tell stories like John Darnielle on albums like We shall all be healed.
I always prefer personal songs to story telling, there are so many break up albums in the world but I dont think any pin down the feeling of numb devestation as well as he does on get lonely
I think our advice to Igordon should run as follows: