Thursday, December 11, 2008

2008 Top-20 Countdown - No.10

Scott Matthew - Scott Matthew

Entering the upper echelons of our top-20 countdown, we find the talented Australian singer-songwriter Scott Matthew (who lives in NY) firmly ensconced in number 10. His self-titled début, eagerly awaited by those that loved his work in the Shortbus soundtrack, does not disappoint. Far from it. Not resting on the laurels heaped upon him after the Shortbus, instead he moves his work to new paths, with the constant of his vulnerable, sensuous voice (sounding so much like David Bowie that one wonders what the Duke was doing in Australia nine months before Scott was born) making this album an amazing treat. Delicately knifing you through the heart with each one of his carefully crafted eleven little blades, from the gorgeously fragile Amputee to the hauntingly elegant Market Me To Children that closes the album, it is hard to not shed tears while delving deep within his amazing music.

Since we reached the middle, I should remind you all that one can see what all 54 Greek bloggers vote for this year's top-20 album countdown in this link.






5 comments:

  1. Δεν με συγκίνησε...αλλά δεν έχει σημασία :-)

    (τα μεγάλα πνεύματα συναντήθηκαν στον χρόνο ποσταρίσματος :P)

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  2. Άκαρδο ελαφίνι...πάω να φέρω τη σάλτσα από μύρτιλα και τα καραμελωμένα κάστανα με τον πουρέ...

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  3. εξαιρετικο! τον τύπο αυτό τον αισθάνομαι σαν οικογένεια μου. φυσικά βρίσκεται και στη δική μου λίστα, αρκετά πιο πάνω όμως :)

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  4. @ethan: ναι, όντως!

    @silentcrossing: μπράβο!!!

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