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The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt Album


The Tallest Man On Earth


The Wild Hunt



MP3 album size:

1670 mb


Dead Oceans







Date of release:

13 Apr 2010



The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt Album


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


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
DOC040The Tallest Man On Earth The Wild Hunt ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Dead OceansDOC040US2010
XQFN 1058The Tallest Man On Earth The Wild Hunt ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Moor WorksXQFN 1058Japan2010
DOC040The Tallest Man On Earth The Wild Hunt ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Dead OceansDOC040US2010
DOC040The Tallest Man On Earth The Wild Hunt ‎(CD, Album)Dead OceansDOC040US2010
DOC040, DOC040LPC1The Tallest Man On Earth The Wild Hunt ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Blu)Dead Oceans, Dead OceansDOC040, DOC040LPC1US2015


  • Mastered ByGunnar Backman
  • SleeveDaniel Murphy , Niclas Stenholm
  • Written-By, Performer, Recorded ByThe Tallest Man On Earth


  • Barcode: 6-56605-13401-7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched): DOC 040 LP A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched): DOC 040 LP B Salt


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Dead Oceans
  • Copyright (c) – Dead Oceans
  • Mastered At – Salt Mastering



The Wild Hunt is the second studio album by Swedish folk musician The Tallest Man on Earth. It was released on 13 April 2010 by Dead Oceans. As of 2011, the album has sold 35,524 copies in United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Critical reception for The Wild Hunt was generally positive. In nearly every respect, Swedish troubadour Kristian Matsson's second full-length outing as the Tallest Man on Earth is a direct continuation of the stripped-down roots folk style he introduced on his debut - an album that was deeply, unambiguously steeped in rural American folk tradition but also the product of a strong singular vision and voice. Still the album is spotted with inconsistencies. The album starts out strong but swings into a depressive tone that doesn't match the lyricism and tone put forth in the first half of the album. That might be the point but it doesn't hit me. Also would appreciate if this voice was mixed a little better. The Wild Hunt is a really fresh and modern take on folk music. The Tallest Man on Earth echoes the influence of Bob Dylan's early works whilst still holding his own identity. The lyrics are incredibly poetic and the whole sound of this album is just warm and comforting. Review Summary: The Wild Hunt is an album built on contradictions, and is all the better for it. Im not about to say that the comparison isnt inviting, or even inaccurate, but the off-handedness with which many compare Kristian Matsson to early Bob Dylan is really starting to irk me. Yes, the two are folk mavericks whose material is instrumentally skeletal, and, yes, both have voices that are acidic and abrasive, as well as emotional and humane. Like its predecessor, The Wild Hunt is built upon swift, brisk melodies and a mastery of the acoustic guitar the ability to fingerpick gingerly than strum violently without even a second going past, and without ever seeming flashy. Earlier in the year, The Tallest Man on Earth had released one of 2008s most powerful records, one that Pitchfork praised, calling Matsson a natural-born folksinger, earnest, clever, and comforting. Shallow Grave' could not have been more simple, just Matssons commanding vocals with an acoustic guitar or banjo, recorded at his home in Dalarna, Sweden. Although the album was released on the Swedish label Gravitation without the help of widespread distribution, the story of The Tallest Man on Earth spread far and wide through word of mouth. The Wild Hunt isnt just another folk album this is acoustic rock n roll from a man with a story to tell. released April 13, 2010. Swedish folkie Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth, has managed to effect an eerily persuasive impression of the young Bob Dylan on this second album. Download this The Wild Hunt Burden Of Tomorrow Love Is All. Download the new Independent Premium app. Sharing the full story, not just the headlines. The Wild Hunt Q&A. Mastering Engineer Gunnar Backman. Producers The Tallest Man On Earth. Writers The Tallest Man On Earth. More The Tallest Man On Earth albums. I Love You. Show all albums by The Tallest Man On Earth. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Tallest Man on Earth. Kristian Matsson born 30 April 1983 is a singer-songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden, who performs under the stage name of The Tallest Man on Earth. Matsson grew up in Leksand, and began his solo career in 2006, having previously been the lead singer of the indie band Montezumas. His music has often drawn comparisons to the music of Bob Dylan. The Wild Hunt was voted the top album of 2010 by the staff of Sputnikmusic. Pitchfork placed it at number 33 on its list of the top 50 albums of 2010. Track listing. All tracks are written by Kristian Matsson. Retrieved 11 May 2015. Hoffman, K. The Wild Hunt The Tallest Man on Earth. Retrieved 14 April 2010

Bought my copy brand new. The record is perfectly flat and without crackle. A faint surface noise (like tape background) is present but it is not disturbing. This pressing is the way to listen to this amazing record. Recommended.
Setting aside for a moment the amazing talent of The Tallest Man On Earth, this is a superb pressing from Dead Oceans. The mastering and production is excellent, the background is completely black with no surface noise and the record itself has perfectly centered labels with a dead-on spindle hole. Everything is exactly as it should be and Kristian Matsson's voice shines on this album. In my opinion, the LP is the best way to experience this album.
Sound is nice but the (brand new) vinyl I got was really wavy ... my tonarm jumps like a boad on a "non-dead ocean"! ;) It's a really cheap pressing ... same with "Tallest Man on Earth EP" (I tried two of them).

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