Farewell to All We Know

Matt Elliott - Farewell to All We Know
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2020 Ratings: #189
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This has to be one of the most depressing albums of 2020 if I had to be honest, I've never heard Matt Elliott music before, so I was quite surprised when I heard his voice for the first time, it's just so booming and stern, yet sombre and mellow too. Plus, the instrumentation on this one is very beautiful, his guitar work is just so well-crafted, and these songs are either sound dark & eerie or Light & calm. Not to mention how incredibly depressing this lyrics are, I mean just look at ... read more
For now this sits second behind ‘Drinking Songs’ as my favourite Matt Elliott but that might not be a permanent arrangement - this is truly excellent and may leapfrog into the lead given repeat listens.

The melancholy is real.
Incredibly dark, yet stunningly beautiful folk album. Matt Elliott's vocals somehow manage to be omnipresent and loud, yet somber nonetheless. Backed by incredible instrumentals (strings, guitars, piano, etc.), the emotion of this album is readily apparent. My favorite project of 2020 so far.

Favorite Tracks: Most of the songs where Matt Elliott sings
While this thing does lack in variety on pretty much all aspects, this is still a great folk album. Matt seems to be leaving a terribly dark time in his life to peruse something better. While this record is kind of depressing, it still seems like the end of the darkness is near. Matt also has pretty fantastic songwriting as well as some great Spanish acoustic guitar riffs.
So sad I just found about this, it's an amazing and so underrated record

Fav tracks: Farewell to All We Know, The Day After That, Bye Now, Aboulia, Crisis Apparition, The Worst Is Over
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Added on: December 27, 2019