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October 24, 2012 – Watch Swedish singer Kristian Matsson perform a stunning "1904" on Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

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October 8, 2012 – Hear Swedish singer Kristian Matsson perform songs from his new album, There's No Leaving Now. WXPN

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Tallest Man On Earth performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.

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August 17, 2012 – One smallish Swede makes a gigantic sound with little more than his voice and an acoustic guitar. FolkAlley

Kristian Matsson, a.k.a. The Tallest Man On Earth performs at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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July 27, 2012 – Hear Matsson's intricate fingerpicking, thoughtful lyrics and big voice, live from World Cafe. WXPN

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There's No Leaving Now, Kristian Matsson's newest album as The Tallest Man on Earth, comes out Tuesday.

Read The Tallest Man On Earth: Tired Of Running

June 11, 2012 – On his new record, Kristian Matsson confronts the sources of his anxiety with pastoral poetry.

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The Tallest Man on Earth's new album, There's No Leaving Now, comes out June 12.

Read First Listen: The Tallest Man On Earth, 'There's No Leaving Now'

June 3, 2012 – These 10 songs dazzle and shimmy and sulk, with a capacity for poignancy, propulsion and grace.

Tallest Man On Earth performed on Mountain Stage.

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March 24, 2011 – Folksinger Kristian Matsson performs songs from his album The Wild Hunt.

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Listen 'All Songs' Listeners Pick The Best Albums Of 2010

December 14, 2010 – All Songs Considered listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music. See their Top 25.

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Bob's Top 9 Albums Of 2010

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December 7, 2010 – Hear selections from the All Songs Considered host's most beloved albums of the year.

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Read Robin Hilton's Top 10 Albums Of 2010

December 7, 2010 – All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton unveils his picks for the year's best music.

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Listen The Year In Music, 2010

December 7, 2010 – Take a listen to our biggest musical surprises of 2010, songs of the year, and more.

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Read 50 Favorites: S-W

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Sufjan Stevens and more artists from S to Z.

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Listen The Tallest Man On Earth In Concert

October 5, 2010 – Hear a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C., with an opening set by S. Carey.

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Listen The Tallest Man On Earth: Larger Than Life

May 11, 2010 – The raw emotion of Kristian Matsson's "Burden of Tomorrow" makes ornamentation unnecessary.

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