Angel Olsen

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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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten months ago) link

nine months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjt698Zv5jQ

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 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuJ2yitJI_U

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 (two weeks ago) link

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

josh winters (josh), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 05:45 (two weeks ago) link

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

ufo, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 08:40 (two weeks ago) link


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