Thursday, December 8, 2011

Top-20 countdown - no.13

Scott Matthew - Gallantry's Favorite Son

Third album for one of my favourite Aussies. Scott, an old fashioned gentleman if there ever was one in the current music scene, sounds happier in this record, more uplifting than ever. He sounds content, though still that eerie melancholia that characterizes his work is unmistakably here. Love, loss, loneliness, ghosts are very much alive and well. And that voice... oh that voice. For me he currently has the best male voice around. He sounds nonchalantly sexy and lonely. And that is a dangerously attractive combination.

So far:

14. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
15. Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia
16. Gotye - Making Mirrors
17. Austra - Feel It Break
18. Soley - We Sink
19. Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
20. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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