Farewell to All We Know

Matt Elliott - Farewell to All We Know
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2020 Ratings: #41
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March 27, 2020 / Release Date
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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.
If "Drinking Songs" is Matt Elliott slowly disappearing within the confines of his depression, than "Farwell to all We Know" is the melancholic aftermath with Elliott left to pick up what is left of his life and move forward while facing even more hardship that will hopefully make him a better person in the long run.

Dark and despondent, yet oddly hopeful this album feels like a perfect representation of modern society as we all scramble to figure out just how to survive ... read more
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