This 2002 release by John Darnielle's project The Mountain Goats, marked quite a few changes. For instance, this was the first album for the group to be released on a widely-known independent label (4AD). It was also the first album to have an official single released, "See America Right". Most importantly, this was the first collection recorded by an actual 'band'.
Tallahassee is completely devoted to two of Darnielle's recurring characters, a married couple who is constantly on the edge of divorce. They are known to fans as "the Alpha Couple" as all previous songs about them have titles beginning with the word "Alpha"
"Mountain Goats auteur John Darnielle continues to write songs that could inspire a season's worth of TV movie melodramas...the results can be extraordinary. Get the man an orchestra, now." - Entertainment Weekly.
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2. First Few Desperate Hours
3. Southwood Plantation Road
4. Game Shows Touch Our Lives
5. The House That Dripped Blood
6. Idylls of the King
7. No Children
8. See America Right
10. International Small Arms Traffic Blues
11. Have to Explode
12. Old College Try
13. Oceanographer's Choice
14. Alpha Rats Nest