The Coroner's Gambit

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The Coroner's Gambit
Studio album by the Mountain Goats
Released October 17, 2000
Genre Folk-rock, Rock, lo-fi
Length 43:00
Label Absolutely Kosher
Producer John Darnielle
the Mountain Goats chronology
Full Force Galesburg
(1997)
The Coroner's Gambit
(2000)
All Hail West Texas
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media 8.5/10 [2]
Splendid (ezine) (favorable) [3]

The Coroner's Gambit is the fifth studio album by the Mountain Goats, released on October 17, 2000 by Absolutely Kosher Records.

Recording[edit]

The album is mostly John Darnielle and his acoustic guitar, but it has sparse auxiliary instrumentation as well. Most of the songs were recorded on John's Panasonic RX-FT500 boom box, but due to either mechanical failure or desire for clearer sound quality, he used a 4-track recording machine for some tracks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Jaipur"   3:13
2. "Elijah"   3:07
3. "Trick Mirror"   2:40
4. "Island Garden Song"   2:27
5. "The Coroner's Gambit"   2:55
6. "Baboon"   2:16
7. "Scotch Grove"   1:37
8. "Horseradish Road"   2:28
9. "Family Happiness"   2:57
10. "Onions"   2:15
11. "Bluejays and Cardinals"   3:03
12. "Shadow Song"   2:45
13. "There Will Be No Divorce"   2:51
14. "Insurance Fraud #2"   3:02
15. "The Alphonse Mambo"   2:44
16. "We Were Patriots"   2:40
Total length:
43:00

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