Drinking Songs

Matt Elliott - Drinking Songs
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2005 Ratings: #33
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Ok, I'll agree this is just about his best overall - has a rewarding unified atmosphere, I'll give it that.

I guess as this is his highest rated I was expecting it to be leaps and bounds above his other output - in truth it's pretty similar sounding...and of a comparable quality too.
Minimal yet grandiose, Drinking Songs is a depressing trip into the mind of Matt Elliott. With ethereal string instrumentation dominating the majority of the album, but an explosive electronic closer, Elliott varies his sound and puts a modern twist on an older style of folk. His singing, while sparse across the project, is solid and fits the dreamy but hopeless theme that these songs carry.
To be honest, a lot of this album revolves around the mindset that you have going into it. While ... read more
First listen I didn't get it but Jesus after the second listen it hit me
"Drinking Songs" is melancholic and atmospheric, i could easily listen part of this music as a background music in a film about gangsters or a black comedy, and i would probably like it very much, it is gloomy and cinematic, but i really can't listen it as a whole, it's too slow and repetitive, still great concept.

Highlights: "The Guilty Party"
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Added on: March 14, 2016