Drinking Songs

Matt Elliott - Drinking Songs
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Matt Elliot is my favorite folk artist of all time. His talent is undeniable, his consistency is commendable, and all of his works are incredibly memorable for their own uniqueness. You would think that with an artist who stays so consistent, and has a discography of one main genre (excluding his ventures under other names) their work would begin to become stale after some time. Matt destroys this assumption by providing extreme and mind-blowing experimentation in almost all of his records (you ... read more


yo yo yo this is so good, and what an album cover.

fave tracks: c. f. bundy.; trying to explain; the guilty party; the kursk; what the fuck am i doing on this battlefield; the maid we messed

least fave track: what's wrong, if i had to choose


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


Have you ever opened a haunted music box?

Off of a Youtube comment regarding the album:
"Son, never trust a man who doesn’t drink because he’s probably a self-righteous sort, a man who thinks he knows right from wrong all the time. Some of them are good men, but in the name of goodness, they cause most of the suffering in the world. They’re the judges, the meddlers. And, son, never trust a man who drinks but refuses to get drunk. They’re usually afraid of something ... read more


Over-produced, to a point that it comes off as insincere and boring.


the record is called drinking songs, yet, there isn't a single song about drinking, but it is a great album, i loved it, my favorite song is probably the guilty party.

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Added on: March 14, 2016