Tallest Man On Earth, The / Wild Hunt, The
Album: Wild Hunt, The   Collection:General
Artist:Tallest Man On Earth, The   Added:Apr 2010
Label:Dead Oceans  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-06-06 Pull Date: 2010-08-08
Week Ending: Aug 1 Jun 20 Jun 13
Airplays: 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 07, 2022: Traditions - Hardly Strictly a Recap
King Of Spain
4. Feb 28, 2018: The Library
King Of Spain
2. Sep 17, 2022: Hanging In The Bone Yard
Love Is All
5. Oct 29, 2017: Sunday, Sleepy Sunday
King Of Spain
3. Mar 04, 2020: grapevine
King Of Spain
6. Apr 27, 2017: Moonrise Kingdom
The Drying Of The Lawns

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-05-22
Yearning Dylan-esque acoustic folk from Swede Kristian Matsson's ironic (as in he's not that tall) stage name. This is Tallest Man's 2nd album and third release. Standard instrumentation is acoustic guitar and vocals--will note if otherwise. First half of the album is mostly strummed; the second half fingerpicked. Once you get past the Dylan comparison, you'll find some great music. Highly recommended overall.

FCC: 4
My picks: 6, 4(FCC), 1, 2, 3, 7, 9

1. mid-tempo, upbeat strummed guitar w/ a little banjo. engaging and catchy vocals.
2. mid-tempo strummed guitar. A bit melancholy. Another engaging track.
3. mid-tempo. fairly rapid fingerpicked guitar with some light foot-tap percussion. Pretty melancholy/ yearning.
4. FCC ("fucking" at 1:04 left). med-fast, strummed. Great chorus, great bridge.
5. blues-inflected fingerpicked guitar w/ foot tap.
6. quick-strummed guitar. lovely tune.
7. med-slow, fingerpicked guitar. brooding and beautiful.
8. mid tempo, fingerpicked guitar. lively, yet still has that melancholy quality.
9. mid tempo, fingerpicked guitar. really nice work throughout.
10. slow piano tune. Doesn't really strike me.

Track Listing
1. The Wild Hunt   6. King Of Spain
2. Burden Of Tomorrow   7. Love Is All
3. Troubles Will Be Gone   8. Thousand Ways
4. You're Going Back   9. A Lion's Heart
5. The Drying Of The Lawns   10. Kids On The Run