All Hail West Texas


February 19, 2002




John Darnielle

All Hail West Texas is the Mountain Goats' sixth studio album. It was released in 2002, under the label Emperor Jones. It is the last album on which all songs were recorded on John's boombox, and the only studio album to not originally be released on vinyl. However, it was reissued in 2013 on vinyl with seven songs that did not originally make the final cut.


  1. "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton"
  2. "Fall of the Star High School Running Back"
  3. "Color in Your Cheeks"
  4. "Jenny"
  5. "Fault Lines"
  6. "Balance"
  7. "Pink and Blue"
  8. "Riches and Wonders"
  9. "The Mess Inside"
  10. "Jeff Davis County Blues"
  11. "Distant Stations"
  12. "Blues in Dallas"
  13. "Source Decay"
  14. "Absolute Lithops Effect"


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