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Ben Howard - Every Kingdom

4.17
Reviewer :
Rickard Holmgren Format: Album
Release date: 2011-10-03 Year: 2011
Label: Island Records
Genre: Folk Rock,  Singer Songwriter
Producer: Chris Bond
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An here I was thinking that the title "album of the year 2011" was dedicated to Ryan Adam's "Ashes & Fire". Then a friend told me I should check Ben Howard out. And since then I have not been able to stop playing this album.

There is not a single bad track, not a single bad note on here. From the first track "Old Pine" with its gorgeous intro to the ending "Promise" we are treated to one of the best albums I have ever heard in this genre. Yes, it is THAT good.

Howard handles up-tempo, mid-tempo and slow songs equally good. His voice captures the listener and fits perfectly with the music.

It is actually difficult to pinpoint any particular higlights on "Every Kingdom", there are just so many. "Old Pine" is great, "Everything" is beautiful, "Only Love" is fantastic. I could go on for quite a while with this one. But all i really should be saying is: GET THIS ALBUM! Also, make sure to get the Deluxe Edition where you get a bouns CD as well as a DVD with some cool videos.

To sum it up: Album of the year 2011!

Tracklisting 1. Old Pine
2. Diamonds
3. The Wolves
4. Everything
5. Only Love
6. The Fear
7. Keep Your Head Up
8. Black Flies
9. Gracious
10. Promise
11. 7 Bottles
12. These Waters
13. Empty Corridors - Live
14. Under The Same Sun
15. Bones
16. I Will Be Blessed
17. Move Like You Want - Live
18. Old Pine - Spotify - Rockfeedback Session
19. Diamonds - Spotify - Rockfeedback Session
20. Keep Your Head Up - Spotify - Rockfeedback Session
21. Everything - Spotify - Rockfeedback Session
22. The Wolves - Spotify - Rockfeedback Session
23. Further Away - Spotify - Rockfeedback Session


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