The Mountain Goats

Album | The Mountain Goats – Beat the Champ

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The Mountain Goats are responsible for my all-time favourite record. The Sunset Tree is frontman John Darnielle’s angry and beautiful ode to his troubled adolescence. Since its release in 2005, Darnielle has released five brilliant LPs with themes from the Bible to mental illness.…

Playlist | Happy birthday to us!

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Photo © Will Clayton Dear readers, It has come the day when our wonderful cyber-friend For Folk’s Sake, the music critique glue which brings us all closer together, celebrates its fifth birthday. Obviously such frivolous celebrations are unlikely to move…

Vinyl | Our top albums for analog.am

When sister site of the Yellow Bird Project, analog.am approached us and asked us if we’d like to pick our favourite albums for an FFS-themed vinyl shelf, it was a foregone conclusion. There is nothing Team FFS likes more than…

Guest playlist | 8 undead songs by Joe Innes

I once watched a programme about the making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Actually, it was either a programme about Thriller or American Werewolf in London, though it doesn’t matter. Apparently, immediately after seeing American Werewolf In London, Michael Jackson picked…

Blog | John Darnielle’s top tweets

Two kinds of people in this world: those who would gladly take a bullet for Diana Ross, and unfeeling cyborgs who feast on the innocent…
Look, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to mailorder me some fresh death metal…
So many films fall short because their screenwriters forget to include an evil cult leader character around whom the whole plot revolves…
Picking up a sweet potato, pretending to be answering the phone #hello #youllhavetospeakup #hello…