Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely

The strings in Moon Over Goldsboro make it. Darnielle's pathetic on Half Dead (Is it wrong for a breakup album to be pathetic - or is it a prerequisite?). Woke Up New is a sing-a-long of despair. You're not yourself, but you're getting there.

Jen says his voice is annoying, but she buys Christina Aguilera double albums. You could cry listening to this even if you started happy.

R., with his divorce, could treasure this album or despise it. Or wallow in it. Or maybe just avoid it entirely. I'm reminded of PJ Harvey, because of the MBD record, but this is not Uh Huh Her ("Can you see my pocket knife? You can't make me be your wife") even when PJ seems to be, almost self-defensively, pleading for her ex-lover. No, this is falling asleep in the weeds and being woken up by a security guard. Released: August 22, 2006. REENFORCED.

3 comments:

Jen said...

OK so I was listening to some of this album the other night, more like I was forced to listen to it, and his voice was not as bad as I remembered. I even liked one of the songs!!...and you agreed that you LIKED one of the songs from her new album;)

Matthew said...

only because you said the song reminds you of me. here are the lyrics in case anyone is wondering:

Hey!!!!!
Do your thing honey!

(Verse: 1)
I could feel it from the start,
Couldn't stand to be apart.
Something ‘bout you caught my eye,
Something moving deep inside!
Don't know what you did boy but you had it and i've been hooked ever since.

(Hook)
I told my mother, my brother, my sister and my friends
Told the others, my lovers, both past and present tense.
That everytime I see you everything starts making sense.

Do your thing honey!

(Chorus)
Ain't no other man, can stand up next to you
Ain't no other man on the planet does what you do
(what you do!)
You're the kinda guy, a girl finds in a blue moon.
You got soul, you got class. You got style, and you're bad ass
Oh Yeah!
Ain't no other man it's true
Ain't no other man but you.

(Verse: 2)
Never thought I'd be alright. No, no, no!
‘Til you came and changed my life. Yeah, yeah, yeah!
What was cloudy now is clear! Yeah, yeah!
You’re the light that I needed.
You got what I want boy, and I want it!
So keep on givin' it up!

(Hook)
Tell your mother, your brother, your sister, and your friends.
Tell the others, your lovers, better not be present tense.
Cause I want everyone to know that you are mine and no one else's!

Ooooh,oh oh!

(Chorus)
Ain't no other man, can stand up next to you
Ain't no other man on the planet does what you do
You're the kinda guy, a girl finds in a blue moon.
You got soul, you got class.
You got style, and you're badass - yeah yeah yeah!
Ain't no other man it's true
Ain't no other man but you.

(Bridge)
Break it down now!

Ain't no other, ain't, ain't no other, (other)!!
Ain't no other, ain't, ain't no other (LOVER)!
Ain't no other, I, I, I need no other!
Ain't no other man but you!
Ohhhh!
You are there when I’m a mess
Talked me down from every ledge
Give me strength boy you’re the best
You’re the only one who’s ever passed every test

(Chorus)
Ain't no other man, can stand up next to you (next to you)
Ain't no other man on the planet does what you do. oh..
You're the kinda guy, a girl finds in a blue moon.
You got soul, you got class.
You got style, with your badass - oh yeah!
Ain't no other man it's true
Ain't no other man but you.

(Chorus)
And now I telling you so ain’t no other man but you
Hey!!!!!!!!
Ain't no other man, can stand up next to you
Ain't no other man on the planet does what you do
(what you do).
You're the kinda guy, a girl finds in a blue moon.
Baby, baby Oooh!!!!!
You got soul, you got class.
You got style, with your badass
Ain't no other man it's true
Ain't no other man but you.

Jen said...

I take that back:)