Get Lonely (2006) John Darnielle has built a mini-industry around the lyrically complex yet sonically simple acoustic compositions released under the name the Mountain Goats. In the past… 2006-08-22 The Mountain Goats Indie Rock
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Get Lonely (2006)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 22, 2006; Lead Performance: The Mountain Goats; Genre: Indie Rock

John Darnielle has built a mini-industry around the lyrically complex yet sonically simple acoustic compositions released under the name the Mountain Goats. In the past few years the singer-songwriter has deigned to allow other instruments to accompany his guitar, and it's been to his advantage. On his latest album Get Lonely — a languid, contemplative work with each song a heartbreaking story unto itself — he incorporates offbeat percussion and foreboding cellos to create a nostalgic lament to lost love.

Originally posted Aug 18, 2006 Published in issue #893 Aug 25, 2006 Order article reprints