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) link

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) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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

Trϵϵship, Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:28 (eleven months ago) link


montoya (Ross), Sunday, 7 October 2018 17:30 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

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 (eleven months ago) link

nine months pass...

new album All Mirrors out October 4, produced by John Congleton

the single is really good, love the blend of synths and orchestration. it's a shift in sound (but not songwriting) but it makes a lot of sense after the last one

ufo, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 13:13 (one month ago) link

oh and i guess her song with mark ronson from recently never got posted here, it's pretty nice

ufo, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 13:22 (one month ago) link

i've been listening to the Ronson/Olsen track every day this summer

josh winters (josh), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 05:45 (one month ago) link

everything seems to indicate this is going to be her goth album i'm excited

ufo, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 08:40 (one month ago) link

one month passes...


ufo, Thursday, 12 September 2019 15:13 (one week ago) link

Wow. That was dramatic.

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Thursday, 12 September 2019 20:56 (one week ago) link

catchy -_-

fremmes with neppavenettes (rip van wanko), Thursday, 12 September 2019 21:22 (one week ago) link

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