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Mountain Goats, The: Tallahassee
Mountain Goats, The: Tallahassee
Artist Mountain Goats, The
Album Tallahassee
Label 4AD
Released 11/5/2002
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Since 1995, the general rule has been for Mountain Goats albums to feature a mixture of home-recorded and studio songs. Early 2002 saw the release of "All Hail West Texas," the first all-boombox Mountain Goats album since 1994's "Zopilote Machine." In November of 2002, "Tallahassee" finds Darnielle and Hughes locked in Tarbox Road Studios in upstate New York with producer Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle and Sebastian, Mojave 3, The Delgados) using great big pieces of equipment to conjure paranoid visions of a couple permanently on the cusp of divorce. The characters that populate "Tallahassee" (referred to by fansas "the Alpha couple" owing to the presence of the word "Alpha" in the titles of most previous songs about these two) are two people who are fairly well convinced that they were once in love but who have now stayed drunk so long that they're not sure of much else beyond the mutually destructive urge that continues to hold their house (a two-story affair in Northern Florida) together. The songs are dark; some of them are funny in a guilt-soaked sort of way; most of them feature either radios, outdated modes of transportation, or howls of anguish disguised as requests for spare change. "Tallahassee" finds the Alpha couple at their angriest and most grimly comic; Darnielle feels bad about subjecting his characters to the openly cruel whims of their author, but not so bad that he's going to step in and save them or anything. "They can save themselves if they want to," he says, furrowing his brow. "At least I am pretty sure they can. There is a secret exit just off the kitchen."
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