There's No Leaving Now

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There's No Leaving Now
Studio album by The Tallest Man on Earth
Released 11 June 2012 (2012-06-11)
Genre Folk
Length 38:57
Language English
Label Dead Oceans
Producer Kristian Matsson
The Tallest Man on Earth chronology
The Wild Hunt
(2010)
There's No Leaving Now
(2012)
Singles from There's No Leaving Now
  1. "1904"
    Released: 15 May 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B[3]
Clash 8/10[4]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars[5]
Crackle Feedback 6/10[6]
musicOMH 5/5 stars[7]
Paste 6.4/10[8]
Pitchfork Media 7.1/10[9]
Spin 8/10[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes 2/5 stars[11]
Under the Radar 7.5/10 stars[12]

There's No Leaving Now is the third studio album by Swedish folk artist The Tallest Man on Earth, released on 11 June 2012 on Dead Oceans. The album was preceded by the single "1904", released as a digital download on 15 May 2012.[13] The track was also made available as a free download on Rolling Stone's official website.[14]

Background[edit]

The album was recorded during a five-month long session in Kristian Matsson's home, where he lives with his wife Amanda Hollingby Matsson.[14] The release of the album was announced in March 2012, together with the record's tracklist and artwork.[15] During an interview released to American magazine Rolling Stone, Matsson explained the sound of There's No Leaving Now:[14]

"I wanted to build something that didn't sound like a rock band, but wasn't super minimalistic. I wanted a sound that had that brittle [quality], that feeling that it might just fall apart."

Lyrically, the album is focused on the willingness to confront and deal with your own weaknesses, as opposed to the theme of running away, which was recurring on his previous works.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "To Just Grow Away"   3:17
2. "Revelation Blues"   3:43
3. "Leading Me Now"   3:24
4. "1904"   3:59
5. "Bright Lanterns"   3:41
6. "There's No Leaving Now"   4:29
7. "Wind and Walls"   4:09
8. "Little Brother"   3:56
9. "Criminals"   3:29
10. "On Every Page"   4:50

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Kristian Matsson - vocals, guitars, piano, various instruments
  • Mats Winkvist - bass (1, 2, 4, 6 and 7)
  • Niclas Nordin - drums (2 and 4)

Recording personnel[edit]

  • Kristian Matsson - producer, recording, mixing
  • Jakob Grundtman - mixing
  • Joe Laporta - mastering

Artwork[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[17] 74
Canadian Albums Chart[18] 37
Dutch Albums Chart[19] 40
Swedish Albums Chart[20] 14
UK Independent Albums Chart[21] 13
UK Indie Breakers Albums Chart[22] 1
US Billboard 200[23] 35
US Rock Albums[24] 14
US Independent Albums[25] 6
US Folk Albums[26] 2

Release history[edit]

Region Release date Format Label
Italy[27] 11 June 2012 Download Dead Oceans
United Kingdom[28] 11 June 2012 CD, download
United States[28] 12 June 2012
Sweden[29] 13 June 2012 Gravitation, Border
Italy[30][31] 26 June 2012 LP, CD Dead Oceans

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "There's No Leaving Now - The Tallest Man on Earth". Metacritic. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now - Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Reviews: There's No Leaving Now". The A.V. Club. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Gareth James (11 June 2012). "The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now - A Career Highpoint". Clash. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  5. ^ Jeremy D. Larson. "15 June 2012". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Adam Millard. "26 June 2012". Crackle Feedback. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Matt Langham. "The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now". musicOMH. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Reviews: There's No Leaving Now". Paste (magazine). 13 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Reviews: There's No Leaving Now". Pitchfork. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Josh Modell. "The Tallest Man on Earth, ‘There's No Leaving Now’". Spin. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Reviews: There's No Leaving Now". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  12. ^ Hamm, Ryan (8 August 2012). Under the Radar "The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now". Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "1904 - Single by The Tallest Man On Earth". iTunes Store (United States). Apple Inc. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c Dan Hyman (15 May 2012). "MP3 Download: The Tallest Man on Earth, '1904'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  15. ^ Carrie Battan (27 March 2012). "The Tallest Man on Earth Announces New Album". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "The Tallest Man On Earth: Tired Of Running". NPR Music. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "Charts Vlaanderen - The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now (album)" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  18. ^ "Albums : Top 100". Canoe.ca. Archived from the original on 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  19. ^ "Dutch Charts - The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now (album)" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  20. ^ "Swedish Charts - The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  21. ^ "2012 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive - 23rd June 2012". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  22. ^ "2012 Top 40 Independent Albums Breakers Archive - 23rd June 2012". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  23. ^ "The Tallest Man on Earth Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  24. ^ "The Tallest Man on Earth Album & Song Chart History - Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  25. ^ "The Tallest Man on Earth Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  26. ^ "The Tallest Man on Earth Album & Song Chart History - Folk Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  27. ^ "There's No Leaving Now di The Tallest Man On Earth". iTunes Store (Italy). Apple Inc. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  28. ^ a b "The Tallest Man On Earth Announces New Album "There’s No Leaving Now," & Select Summer Tour Dates". Dead Oceans. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  29. ^ Anders Jaderup (13 June 2012). "There's No Leaving Now - The Tallest Man on Earth". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  30. ^ "Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now" (in Italian). IBS.it. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  31. ^ "There's No Leaving Now - Tallest Man On Earth" (in Italian). Amazon.it. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 

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