The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt (2010)

Over the last half-century, the tag "Dylanesque" has been slapped on so many mediocre folksingers clutching battered Moleskines that it's become a meaningless joke, a critical hiccup, a silly, lazy way of invoking an age-old raspy voice/acoustic guitar combo. It's gotten so bad that, in 2008, yammering on about the cliché of dubbing someone "the next Dylan" has become a cliché in itself. Still: It's exceptionally hard to talk about Scandinavian folksinger the Tallest Man on Earth (also known as Kristian Matsson) without mentioning Bob Dylan's early years, mostly because Matsson manages to embody Dylan's effortlessness so well (Dylan was trying really, really hard, sure-- but he sang like he didn't give a shit), infusing his songs with a detachment that, miraculously, is neither cold nor alienating. Like Dylan, Matsson is so natural a songwriter that these tracks feel predetermined, tumbling out of his mouth with an ease and grace that's increasingly uncommon.

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The Tallest Man On Earth
The Wild Hunt
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Wild Hunt


1 The Wild Hunt
2 Burden of Tomorrow
3 Troubles Will be Gone
4 You're Going Back
5 The Drying of the Lawns
6 King of Spain
7 Love Is All
8 Thousand Ways
9 A Lion's Heart
10 Kids on the Run

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Dead Oceans
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