ANGEL OLSEN "My Woman"
September 2, 2016
Alternative, indie rock
USA, Asheville, North Carolina
02.Never Be Mine 03:41
03.Shut Up Kiss Me 03:22
04.Give It Up 02:56
05.Not Gonna Kill You 04:57
06.Heart Shaped Face 05:32
08.Those Were the Days 04:19
My Woman walks a tightrope of love to figure out what it is—how to find it, how to allow it in, how to feel it, how to fight for it, how to let it go—by a person who does not lose herself in the process.
Consequence of Sound -
My Woman oozes unhurried glamour and moments of sweeping grandeur. Olsen shifts between genres with graceful precision, breaking down the limiting (and, sometimes, sexist) critiques that have dogged her career.
‘MY WOMAN’ is lovingly put together as a proper A-side and a B-side, featuring the punchier, more pop/rock-oriented songs up front, and the longer, more reflective tracks towards the end. The rollicking ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’, for example, appears early on - its nervy grunge quality belying a subtle desperation, as befits any song about the exhaustion point of an impassioned argument. Another crowning moment comes in the form of the melancholic and Velvets-esque ‘Heart-shaped Face’, while the compelling ‘Sister’ and ‘Woman’ are the only songs not sung live. They also both run well over the seven-minute mark: the first being a triumph of reverb-splashed, ’70s country rock, cast along Fleetwood Mac lines with a Neil Young caged-tiger guitar solo to cap it off. The latter is a wonderful essay in vintage electronic pop and languid, psychedelic soul.
Angel Olsen "My Woman" stream, слухати
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Angel Olsen "Shut Up Kiss Me" (Official Video)
Angel Olsen "Sister" (Official Video)
Angel Olsen "Windows" (Official Video)