Review of the Mountain Goats’ “Transcendental Youth” (2012)

  Track 01: Amy AKA Spent Gladiator This is a contained and mellow track with inspiring, poetic lyrics. It’s only 2.5 minutes long, so there isn’t a whole lot to discuss. The refrain (“Stay alive, / Just stay alive”) is somewhat comforting and provides a counterpoint for the seeming recklessness promoted in the rest of […]