Townes Van Zandt
Our Mother the Mountain


4.5
superb

Review

by RyanKnowles USER (2 Reviews)
July 8th, 2013 | 90 replies


Release Date: 1969 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I don't usually hold to country music, but this Van Zandt stuff, it's not bad...

I’m not a country fan. I don’t listen to country music. I listen to progressive metal and alternative rock. Why am I even here writing this review? Because I heard “St. John the Gambler” in the background of In Bruges and thought it was an incredible song.

I needed more, so more I got. After going through four or five albums of Van Zandt’s music, I’d have to say that this album is his best. There is not a bad song on this album, not even a poor song. The worst this album gets is passable with “Be here to love me” and “Like a summer Thursday”. The rest of the songs are well written and soulfully executed. Van Zandt’s voice is full of the twang that I generally can’t stand, but with him it seems as though there’s more to the music. The songs may be simple, but the range of emotions and the feeling that comes through is strong. From the folk-tale resembling title track, to the world weary “My Proud Mountains”, Our Mother the Mountain is a great piece of work that deserves far more attention than it's getting.

Recommended tracks:

My Proud Mountains
Our Mother the Mountain
St. John the Gambler
Snake Mountain Blues
Tecumseh


user ratings (113)
4.1
excellent


Comments:Add a Comment 
Calc
July 8th 2013


16792 Comments


Blogging is not writing a music review dood.

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tempest--
July 8th 2013


20634 Comments


also 1 review per day

InbredJed
July 8th 2013


6605 Comments


ya its good, its Townes

IbenizGEO1
July 8th 2013


2262 Comments


This is hardly a review it's more of a sound off.

wabbit
July 8th 2013


7059 Comments


GOD DAMN HIS EYES!


it's like he's looking into your soul while you look into his.


breathtaking lyricist


almost unheard of by the kids


too busy looking too deep into daft punk lyrics

RyanKnowles
July 10th 2013


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You're right. I'll get on making this a legitimate review soon.

PunchforPunch
August 16th 2013


7085 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Daughterrrrr of a minerrrrrrr



Herrr ways werrrrre frrreeee

wacknizzle
July 9th 2014


14538 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Wish this dude was bigger on sput, Townes rules so hard

wacknizzle
July 13th 2014


14538 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Townes brings the feels so hard

wacknizzle
July 14th 2014


14538 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Poor guy is never gonna get the recognition he deserves

Chrisjon89
September 10th 2014


3833 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this and the S/T are excellent. i suck for not getting onto these sooner

NorthernSkylark
September 10th 2014


11790 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well, the wind careens madly

through wide windows paintless

fragrences mingle in a room full of shade

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InfamousGrouse
September 10th 2014


4362 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Tecumseh Valley is magnificent

NorthernSkylark
September 10th 2014


11790 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

and kathleen yeah

InfamousGrouse
September 10th 2014


4362 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Also jesus christ this needs a better review



Although mind you nobody cares

NorthernSkylark
September 10th 2014


11790 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

plenty of people care

Chrisjon89
September 10th 2014


3833 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

prefer the self-titled based on one listen of each. Waiting Around To Die is crazy good

InfamousGrouse
September 10th 2014


4362 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

user ratings (36)

NorthernSkylark
September 10th 2014


11790 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i really prefer the live versions over these orchestrated versions of his songs, sparse is how he should sound, his voice and guitar and nothing else.

NorthernSkylark
September 10th 2014


11790 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

excuse my french, but those fucking flutes on the closer... and there is really no need for the organ, it's just background filler



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