THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH Dark Bird is Home

Jag­jaguwar

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - LAU­REN MUR­PHY

The com­par­isons to Bob Dy­lan have been plen­ti­ful through­out his ca­reer, but Kris­tian Mats­son has al­ways been more than just a voice, a gui­tar and a cheap fac­sim­ile. The Swedish song­writer’s fourth al­bum may not rev­o­lu­tionise his sound, but there is much to ad­mire, nev­er­the­less. His acous­tic bal­lads are good, but Mats­son is at his best when sidestep­ping folk tra­di­tion and drawing on a big­ger, fuller sound, as heard on the jit­tery Amer­i­cana of Slow

Dance, the bright-eyed, up­beat shuf­fle of Sa­gres and the rich strum of Dark­ness of the Dream. A feel­ing of dole­ful­ness is prom­i­nent on his lyric sheet, but with songs like the un­pre­dictable and up­lift­ing Ti­mothy in his canon, there is no time to dwell on sad­ness. Thetallest­manon­earth.com

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