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In League With Dragons

The Mountain Goats

In League With Dragons

Album number seventeen from the lo-fi indie folk band led by John Darnielle and produced by Owen Pallett

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  1. 9.3 |   Paste Magazine

    An album with the potency to draw in new listeners and give thanks to those already in their company
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  2. 9.0 |   Punk News

    Yet another amazing addition to the Mountain Goats discography. It’s wizardry has taken ahold of me
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    While The Mountain Goats will always remain an acquired taste, there’s a case to put that In League With Dragons is possibly one of their most accessible albums
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    After playing this album you will only be listening to the Mountain Goats for the immediate future
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  5. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    The Mountain Goats continue to add lustre to their stellar discography with “In League with Dragons”
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The Mountain Goats create a complex and vibrant album that moves between worlds with In League with Dragons
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Deliciously detailed indie rock
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    A quietly brilliant album that gets stronger with each spin, and the fact the Mountain Goats can generally crank out something this good every 24 to 36 months suggests Darnielle may be one of America's more important natural resources
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  9. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    John Darnielle explores the humanity of wizards, sports legends, Ozzy Osbourne, and other folk heroes and beacons of hope
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  10. 7.0 |   The 405

    He takes what could be novelty songs and makes them anything but
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  11. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    He continues to paint vivid, imaginary characters that always feel alive, as much as his authorship reveals aspects of his personal life through his fiction. And that, in itself, is Darnielle's heroic feat
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  12. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    The pairing of the band and Pallett is a positive one for the most part and In League With Dragons is minor-key business as usual for prolific, imperfect songsmith Darnielle
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  13. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    John Darnielle’s latest invents a new genre called ‘dragon noir’
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  14. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A worthy and welcome addition to an already stellar catalog
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  15. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Yet another chance to appreciate one of indie rock's most revered wizards
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  16. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Despite the glistening production and seamless craft of it all, his wired intensity is often missed. Print edition only

  17. 6.0 |   Mojo

    We're kept at arms length, as Darnielle observes his characters more than inhabits them. Print edition only

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