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Muppelope
August 19th 2015


1400 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I listened to The Tallest Man's new album when it dropped earlier this year and I wasn't all that impressed tbh. Maybe I'll have to check some of the earlier stuff. I'll check Nick Drake too.

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argonaut
August 19th 2015


818 Comments


Yeah, definitely check his earlier stuff. I love the new one, but a lot of the reaction was pretty negative. The Wild Hunt might be a great album to start with. Nick Drake has three albums, all of which are awesome. You might just go chronologically.

Hawks
August 20th 2015


48960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The Tallest Man On Earth rules, I've yet to jam Nick Drake though. Gotta get on that soon.

Artuma
August 20th 2015


28605 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nick is incredible

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bnelso55
August 20th 2015


1219 Comments


nick is incredible [2]

Still need to give Bon Iver a proper listen. My first listen was years ago and I think the vocals are what I couldn't get into.

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Hawks
August 20th 2015


48960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is amazing. I'm not as big on For Emma as everyone else is, but that one is still solid too.

bnelso55
August 20th 2015


1219 Comments


For Emma is a little more "bare bones", right? More the guy-and-his-guitar type of indie folk? From what I've read, this one seems like it's more dense from an instrumentation standpoint.

Hawks
August 20th 2015


48960 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yes I'd agree with that for sure.

Ocean of Noise
August 20th 2015


9449 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The vocals take getting used to but it's worth it. Both this and For Emma are brilliant, though I slightly prefer this.

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Artuma
August 20th 2015


28605 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah there is instrumentally way more going on in this album. i prefer the more stripped down style of for emma

FreddieDelaney31
August 20th 2015


3025 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The songwriting on this album is just brilliant. I have way more of a connection with For Emma and like it more, but I think this might be objectively better

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Ocean of Noise
August 20th 2015


9449 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this is definitely more mature.

FreddieDelaney31
August 20th 2015


3025 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I agree with you there definitely, I think it flows MUCH better than For Emma as well

Artuma
August 20th 2015


28605 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i think this is slightly overproduced. the songwriting is top-notch tho

FreddieDelaney31
August 20th 2015


3025 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I can totally see where you're coming from saying it's overproduced but it doesn't bother me much, I love how much is going on in each individual song

theBoneyKing
August 20th 2015


10295 Comments


I really, really need to listen to this. Considering I love folk, it's pretty embarrassing that I have yet to hear Bon Iver and Tallest Man On Earth and only recently checked Sufjan...

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bnelso55
August 20th 2015


1219 Comments


It's OK, Boney. I'm right there with you. I would say I enjoy a lot of folk music, but I still have not given a proper listen to any of the artists you listed.

theBoneyKing
August 20th 2015


10295 Comments


Not saying they're essential, but they're certainly relevant and worth having an opinion on from what I can tell.

bnelso55
August 20th 2015


1219 Comments


OK. They do seem to be more of the contemporary, "indie" persuasion, but do they take much influence from any of the folk greats?

adr
August 20th 2015


11632 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Sufjan > both of them tho

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