Angel Olsen

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Hey josh, alone in a laundry room is a good comparison. Ymmv but the latter half of the record is in that vein and a total bummer. First half is fairly solid tho

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:45 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Phases is good. I was wrong. Good record for unwinding.

done and dusted (Ross), Friday, 4 May 2018 06:10 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

angel sings backing here, album debuted at 25 on alternative chart according to the comments :)

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

i think sister is one of the best songs i've ever heard

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:28 (eight months ago) Permalink


montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

i should listen to phases again. it didn't grip me like "my woman" but it's possible that's my fault. she's really brilliant.

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

phases is a tough sell, i posted about it ad nauseam earlier so will try not to repeat myself but it dovetails in the second half into a real downer of a record - sparse, ragged acoustic and more like her earlier material. by the end of the album i was done with my hard liquor and felt like dying, it is a real bummer.

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

interesting. she's one of those songwriters who really makes you feel what she wants you to feel so i can imagine if she wanted to she could really pummel her listeners with despair.

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

totally! give it a second chance perhaps :)

also the first few tracks are fire so it may be unfair to expect the rest to follow suit, and it is a bsides collection as well.

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

I had never heard her Springsteen cover, not sure I like the alone in a laundry room vibe to it. Also, I think she changes a minor chord to a major chord, which really alters the mood dramatically for me.

― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, February 8, 2018 4:32 PM (seven months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

great post

montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 18:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

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