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  • Summary: The first release in four years for Kristian Matsson as The Tallest Man On Earth was recorded in his Brooklyn apartment.
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  1. Apr 23, 2019
    What a gorgeous, powerful album of self-discovery this is.
  2. Apr 29, 2019
    While not peddling anything particularly new, Matsson’s legion of devoted fans will nonetheless find what they want and more in I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream. The skeptics will likely stay that way, but then you get the sense that’s the least of Matsson’s concerns.
  3. Apr 23, 2019
    He turns his history over and over in his hands, and he relays his findings, tactile and intangible. The record is rich with observations of the world beyond his windows.
  4. May 17, 2019
    Even when the songs tend towards harrowing, questioning themes, I Love You. It's a Fever Dream still sounds romantic, soft, and even a little bit naïve. The deepening emotional content that Matsson laces into his familiarly sweet songwriting makes this set of songs one of his most resonant and revisitable.
  5. 67
    It’s a solemn, languid ambience, like a late summer breeze--pleasant, but verging on boring. For die-hard fans of The Tallest Man on Earth, there’s plenty of material to latch onto here, but for everyone else, the music floats around so much that there isn’t much solid ground for entry.
  6. Apr 23, 2019
    Sometimes he lands on stanzas worth savoring (“All that I fear is that all that I have given you is a ship out to nowhere that wants to be out of control/but I see the light in oh so many things out here, and a lifetime so gently now sits on the stairs to my home.”) Other times, timelessness gives way to stuffiness, with lyrics that act more like riddles he doesn’t really care about solving (“When every wind is an afterlife out here, what language do you dream in when you’re drunk?”)
  7. Apr 23, 2019
    There's No Leaving Now was almost as good as The Wild Hunt--and now I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream. is almost as good as There's No Leaving Now. It’s diminishing returns on the same approach, and with this album we’ll definitely find ourselves satisfied yet again--only with another layer of appreciation eroded.

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