"As an introduction to the perhaps intimidating world of the Mountain Goats, Transcendental Youth is as good a place to start as any; many of Darnielle's favourite subjects are covered, and in poetic verse, with capable musical backing. For existing fans, it's another solid addition to the library."

Our verdict of the new album from the Mountain Goats was pretty positive, but we're always interested in hearing how you all feel about these things, so give it a spin and let us your thoughts.