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We’re all just too geographically, musically, and culturally disparate for it to ever happen, but if Sputnik actually did have an office, The Tallest Man on Earth would be hogging our stereo pretty badly right now. Even as early as April, The Wild Hunt looks like a shoe-in for our year-end top 5, with no less than 10 members of staff already giving at least 4 stars.

The early favourites seem to be “King of Spain” and “Kids on the Run”, but for my money, the album’s highlight is the tortured “You’re Going Back”. Rather than the obvious reference points of Devendra and Dylan, this vaguely unhinged, end-of-tether melody recalls the best of Tusk-era Lindsey Buckingham, in the way it suggests that the writer has an unwavering belief in love even as it tears their mind apart.





Iai
04.10.10
I was tempted to post a picture of the actual tallest man on Earth.

FlawedPerfection
04.10.10
I think "Burden of Tomorrow" is my favorite, but this is damn close.

SeaAnemone
04.10.10
King of Spain is far and away my favorite OF THE YEAR so far. OF THE YEAR

Boognish3
04.10.10
I like this guy but i know that if i stick around on Sputnik the masturbatory, out of proportion acclaim will eventually make me hate him

SeaAnemone
04.10.10
because you can't like things if lots of other like them, that wouldn't be EDGY enough

Boognish3
04.10.10
that wasn't what i said, read again. i like quite a lot of mainstream, popular bands from the past and present so that isn't an issue

SeaAnemone
04.10.10
I know, sorry. you were saying the mounds of hyperbolic claim irritate you- yes?

Boognish3
04.10.10
correct

EVedder27
04.10.10
Record pretty much is AOTY right now

SeaAnemone
04.10.10
eh, it confuses me as to how that actually seeps into the music for you, but whatever

MrCalum
04.10.10
Was listening to this album today in the sun and its grown so much! definitely King of Spain and You're Going Back are my personal favourites

Lucid
04.10.10
Top three favs are The Wild Hunt, A Lion's Heart, and Kids on the Run. Album will definetly be Top 3 by year end.

crazyblinddude
04.11.10
new album is so good

Douglas
04.11.10
The whole album is just brilliance.

thebhoy
04.11.10
Love is All bitches.

tombits
04.11.10
Yeah, highlights for me are the opener, King of Spain and definitely Love is All for its epic lyrics.

plane
04.11.10
i could roll you to hell, i could swim from your heavens
i could drive you so safe, i could walk you to here

sing this all the time

Iai
04.11.10
I kinda like the fact that the staff here agreeing on an album is so rare that it's worth commenting on and criticizing.

Skimaskcheck
04.11.10
Best song on the album!.. maybe. Good choice!

SowingSeason
04.11.10
i just listened to the album and it is quite good, probably around a 4-4.5 for me

porch
04.11.10
'quite good' should be a 3 or 3.5

SowingSeason
04.11.10
ok it is quite excellent or superb

porch
04.11.10
thats better

DaveyBoy
04.13.10
Can you imagine if all of us staff were in an office 9-5. Now that would be mayhem.

thebhoy
04.13.10
This is actually my least favourite song. Which makes it about my 15th favourite song of the year so far.

thebhoy
04.13.10
*least favourite song on the album.

JesusV4
05.13.10
I need to try Tallest Man. The name seems pretty generic to me, but I shouldn't judge based on that.

JesusV4
05.13.10
Somethin I've been curious about, does staff get paid on sputnik?

robertsona
05.13.10
-I think "Burden of Tomorrow" is my favorite, but this is damn close.-

yeah agreed

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