Whether it's fantasy sports or fantasy card games (or real sports, I guess), drafting is an incredibly engaging way to enjoy something you love. Why not apply that to music? That was the idea returning guest Fin Coe had after being inspired by a Facebook post from Nora Seidman. They were joined by show favorite Ben Rathert to draft their top 5 Mountain Goats songs and talk about their choices, their love of John Darnielle and company, and more. If the Mountain Goats speak to you, you'll love this. If they don't, maybe they will now.
For complete songs, check out Nora's playlist.
Fin, Nora, and Ben's This Year's Draft includes:
1. Damn These Vampires
2. No Children
3. Sax Rohmer #1
5. This Year
6. Werewolf Gimmick
7. Dance Music
8. Source Decay
9. Broom People
10. The Sign (live)
11. Your Belgian Things
12. Lion's Teeth
14. Up the Wolves
15. Weekend in Western Illinois
BONUS: Mary Beth Smith - This Year (from The Nerdologues Presents: Your Stories Podcast Annual 2, Part 2 - January 2014)
*Note: Fin wanted it to be known that this will be Dessa's forthcoming cover from I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats, but it's not available yet.