Angel Olsen

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tried several times (cuz she's the hometown hero) but can't get into it. fantastic voice though.

a million little treeshes (rip van wanko), Thursday, 4 December 2014 21:20 (three years ago) Permalink

sometimes I feel like the degree to which she perfected her style outstrips the quality of her songs a little

18th Century Celebrity WS of Shame (Hurting 2), Thursday, 4 December 2014 21:24 (three years ago) Permalink

her musical style I mean -- her sound etc.

18th Century Celebrity WS of Shame (Hurting 2), Thursday, 4 December 2014 21:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Agree that the general feel of the record and sound of/conviction in Olsen's voice are the big draws here, but the songs hold their own. The best of them are as pointed as any I've heard this year.

Evan R, Thursday, 4 December 2014 21:46 (three years ago) Permalink

burn your fire... is my favorite record of 2014

j. winters (josh), Thursday, 4 December 2014 22:07 (three years ago) Permalink

sometimes I feel like the degree to which she perfected her style outstrips the quality of her songs a little

― 18th Century Celebrity WS of Shame (Hurting 2), Thursday, December 4, 2014 3:24 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think that's accurate for a lot of her songs. she's pretty mesmerizing in person, but many of the songs are kind of meandering and not very memorable

I dunno. (amateurist), Thursday, 4 December 2014 22:55 (three years ago) Permalink

I hear some Roy Orbison in there too. At the risk of way overgeneralizing about female indie singers, it's refreshing to hear a really good, full-throated voice that doesn't rely on breathy, wispy affectations.

― i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:23 AM (1 year ago)

the band backup, w/ the rock numbers, brings this out more - minimizes tendencies toward affectedness that were there in the last record too

j., Thursday, 11 December 2014 16:27 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

all that mic distortion and loose barely-turned-up guitar amp distortion. Not a fan of that sound

that is what makes it fire

j., Monday, 27 April 2015 01:27 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Yes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nleRCBhLr3k

Evan R, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 20:34 (two years ago) Permalink

SO GOOD

j. winters (josh), Wednesday, 29 June 2016 22:02 (two years ago) Permalink

I saw her the other week and the show was a little disappointing but my hopes for this album are sky high anyway. This song rules.

Evan R, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 22:59 (two years ago) Permalink

both of these new tunes are pretty great

tylerw, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 23:00 (two years ago) Permalink

It's not grabbing me. I got really excited in the first minute but was hoping she'd open up her voice a bit. I like the departure from the last album but her vocals feel more restrained than they should be.

Benjamin-, Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:36 (two years ago) Permalink

Disregard me. Just jaded. Saw Kevin Morby and Big Thief earlier. Bored out of my mind. Austin is boring. I need to move back to Colorado.

Okay, I'm out.

Benjamin-, Thursday, 30 June 2016 07:39 (two years ago) Permalink

how am i just finding out about her :(

jason waterfalls (gbx), Sunday, 10 July 2016 17:20 (two years ago) Permalink

big thief rules

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 10 July 2016 19:48 (two years ago) Permalink

shut up kiss me is incredible but i will prob avoid her other stuff as i suspect it wont compete.

StillAdvance, Monday, 11 July 2016 11:49 (two years ago) Permalink

that's ridiculous
if you like one of her songs, you should listen to more of her songs

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 11 July 2016 12:45 (two years ago) Permalink

what other song would convert a newbie?

StillAdvance, Monday, 11 July 2016 12:57 (two years ago) Permalink

idk, she seems to have a whole new look/'tude with the video for that song
i guess it depends on what you like about it
i am not an angel olsen expert, maybe someone else has a better idea but i would suggest listening to songs from the new album if you like that one

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 11 July 2016 13:11 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

album is pretty great on first listen, especially love 'woman' and 'those were the days'

ufo, Saturday, 30 July 2016 05:51 (two years ago) Permalink

god "sister" fucks me up each and every time

j. winters (josh), Wednesday, 10 August 2016 02:37 (two years ago) Permalink

She tones down the gothic-Johnny Cash vibe of the last album, which was key for me.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 13:50 (two years ago) Permalink

you mean that like its a good thing or bad?

peanutbuttereverysingleday, Thursday, 11 August 2016 06:01 (two years ago) Permalink

It's not that it's a *bad* thing, but that Gothhy Cash vibe made her last record stand out from the pack for me. The new record is solid but doesn't reach the same heights as "Burn Your Fire".

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 11 August 2016 20:58 (two years ago) Permalink

i love the new record. just pre-ordered it, actually, after hearing the leak. it is steadier paced and a bit less angry and depressing, so if that's not what you want then you might prefer her last one. but both are great imo.

davey, Thursday, 11 August 2016 21:08 (two years ago) Permalink

im going to get this thing anyways cos i am hooked like a goldfish on her thing but yep i liked the flashes of anger on burn your fire but i guess if you havent got any of it then you cant fake it

peanutbuttereverysingleday, Friday, 12 August 2016 04:22 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mIA1r2ZELU

ufo, Saturday, 27 August 2016 11:39 (two years ago) Permalink

fuckin' A, I can't hardly wait for this album

Tell me who sends these infamous .gifs (bernard snowy), Saturday, 27 August 2016 13:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Now that's a song! Wow

niels, Saturday, 27 August 2016 23:38 (two years ago) Permalink

Is it her on lead guitar?

niels, Sunday, 28 August 2016 14:09 (two years ago) Permalink

i don't think so but her band is fantastic

ufo, Sunday, 28 August 2016 17:12 (two years ago) Permalink

the variety and slightly lighter overall tone on this new one makes it slightly disappointing for me - but i still think its a decent, listenable album i will continue to spend time with it even if it doesnt have the dark power of burn your fire

peanutbuttereverysingleday, Friday, 2 September 2016 01:31 (two years ago) Permalink

the variety and slightly lighter overall tone

excellent!

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 2 September 2016 01:32 (two years ago) Permalink

not pretending to be a finely crafted review there just an off the cuff comment

peanutbuttereverysingleday, Friday, 2 September 2016 01:42 (two years ago) Permalink

i do think she is going for a broader kind of appeal with this one

peanutbuttereverysingleday, Friday, 2 September 2016 01:42 (two years ago) Permalink

no I'm legit excited for something lighter than the last one

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 2 September 2016 01:55 (two years ago) Permalink

New album can't come fast enough. Hearing the 2014 bore on my student station's MegaSEg for months has started to fuck with my sleep.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 2 September 2016 02:08 (two years ago) Permalink

right - i see - yep i got the record in the mail a couple of days ago so its early days but i def think it has a different tone from previous - i guess she is exploring different emotions this time around

peanutbuttereverysingleday, Friday, 2 September 2016 02:27 (two years ago) Permalink

"Woman" is an amazing track. Scorched closing guitar solo brings it home.

Ross, Friday, 2 September 2016 04:07 (two years ago) Permalink

it's much stronger than Burn Your Fire though i get that some would be disappointed in the lack of anything like White Fire etc.

it's one of my favourites of the year, Sister/Those Were The Days/Woman is an incredible run of tracks

ufo, Friday, 2 September 2016 04:43 (two years ago) Permalink

first listen to the whole album last night found it (and me) too scattered to form much of a coherent impression; giving it another go this morning & I think I'm liking it more

Tell me who sends these infamous .gifs (bernard snowy), Friday, 2 September 2016 12:16 (two years ago) Permalink

this record is really gorgeous and dynamic and I am psyched to finally totally enjoy one of her records

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 2 September 2016 13:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Where are you all streaming this? For some reason Apple Music doesn't have the whole album yet, even though it says it's out today

Evan R, Friday, 2 September 2016 14:01 (two years ago) Permalink

i bought it

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 2 September 2016 14:06 (two years ago) Permalink

buying this monday when local store gets it

niels, Friday, 2 September 2016 14:07 (two years ago) Permalink

so yeah this is sensational

Evan R, Friday, 2 September 2016 16:22 (two years ago) Permalink

This is excellent. It's streaming on Amazon Prime, I love it.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 2 September 2016 19:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Just tried this out. Couldn't make it past track 2. Just too much singing and the music isn't my cup of tea. I guess I was expecting something like Julia Holter or Laura Groves, both musicians I really enjoy. Maybe when I just want a generic rock record with female vocals i'll try it again.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 2 September 2016 23:05 (two years ago) Permalink


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