Avocado Music Club #6: The Mountain Goats – Tallahassee

Hello! Welcome to the sixth album in the Avocado Music Club. Some set up, again: These are different than Album Spotlights which are great and people put a lot of effort into. I won’t be putting a lot of effort into the body of these because I hate writing and don’t want to put my own opinion in them. The goal with these will be to, hopefully, have people listen to them ahead of time and be interested in discussing the album – including, in the future, recommendations they may not have otherwise listened to and engaged with.

One last time from the initial recommendations, let’s listen and talk about:

The Mountain Goats – Tallahassee

Tallahassee is the first album of a new, cleaner Mountain Goats era and their first for a real label, 4AD. Pitchfork initially gave it a 6.7 and it does not appear in their top albums of the year, though does later appear in their top albums of the 2000s.

So, come talk about this album. Is it great/good/bad? Does it mean anything? Favorite parts/lyrics? How does it hold up? What are its influences? Has it influenced anything? How does it compare with the rest of the year’s music? Talk about anything, even if it’s (politely) negative, have fun!

Next Week: Mazzy Star– So Tonight That I Might See