The Mountain Goats (stylized "the Mountain Goats") are an American indie folk rock band formed in Claremont, California by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. The band is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

For many years, the sole member of the Mountain Goats was Darnielle, despite the plural moniker. Although he remains the core member of the band, he has gradually worked with a variety of collaborators, who have included bassist and vocalist Peter Hughes, drummer Jon Wurster, singer-songwriter Franklin Bruno, bassist and vocalist Rachel Ware, singer-songwriter/producer John Vanderslice, guitarist Kaki King, and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark.

Throughout the 1990s, the Mountain Goats were known for producing low-fidelity home recordings (most notably, on a cassette deck boombox) and releasing recordings in cassette or vinyl 7" formats. Since 2002, the Mountain Goats have adopted a more polished approach, recording studio albums with a full band, while still maintaining organically emotional lyrical motifs.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Down in a Mirror: A Second Tribute to Jandek Various Artists 1
2007 Daytrotter Sessions, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2009 Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox Various Artists 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Abridged Perversion - A Shrimper Compilation of Shrimper Compilations Various Artists 1
1994 You and What Army? Various Artists 1
1995 Basement Tapes: A KSPC Compilation Of Live Recordings Various Artists 1
1995 Corkscrewed Various Artists 1
1995 Dog So Large I Cannot See Past It (A WPRB Compilation) Various Artists 1
1995 Our Salvation Is in Hand Various Artists 1
1995 The Long Secret: A Harriet Records Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 In Release City Various Artists 1
1999 We'll Sail Out Far... Maybe a Little Too Far Various Artists 1
2001 Acuarela Songs Various Artists 1
2003 Rough Trade Shops: Counter Culture 2002 Various Artists 1
2004 The Believer Magazine Compact Disc - June 2004 Various Artists 1
2005 Esopus, Volume 5: Audio-Visuals Various Artists 1
2005 1980 Forward Various Artists 1
2006 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 13 Various Artists 2
2006 Rough Trade Shops: Singer Songwriter 1 Various Artists 1
2007 A Little Pop Various Artists 1
2008 2008: The Age of Miracles, the Age of Sound Various Artists 1
2008 4AD Various Artists 1
2009 Score! 20 Years of Merge Records: The Covers! Various Artists 1
2009 4AD 2009 Various Artists 1
2011 SPIN Presents Park Life: A Lollapalooza 2011 Mixtape Various Artists 1
Smooth Sounds: Various Artists Play the Future Hits of Wckr Spgt Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Triple J: Like a Version, Volume 2 Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 YoYo a Go Go: Another Live Compilation Various Artists 1
2001 Yo-Yo A Go-Go 1999 Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Weeds Various Artists 2
2005 Weeds: Music From the Original Series Various Artists 1
2009 Weeds, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2015 Paper Towns: Music From the Motion Picture Various Artists 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Those Pre-Phylloxera Years Various Artists 1
1994 Why You All So Thief? Various Artists 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Or Thousands of Prizes Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Goar Magazine #11 Various Artists 1

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