The Tallest Man On Earth - There’s No Leaving Now

A career highpoint
The Tallest Man On Earth - There’s No Leaving Now
Rather moderately proportioned Swede, Kristian Matsson, arrives at album number three having slowly built a following from Bon Iver support slots and spellbinding afternoon sets at the nation's bijou festivals. And my, how he’s grown. Operating in a similarly sparse Sixties bubble to Pete Molinari, Matsson offers up his most melodic release to date, with playful acoustic guitar aplenty. The Dylan and Guthrie influence is not difficult to spot, but it doesn’t render this a simple exercise in fanboy nostalgia. With a voice that creaks like well-loved furniture and lyrics telling tales of the lives and losses of others, this album represents a career highpoint.

8/10

Words by GARETH JAMES

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