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Released: 04.10.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angel Olsen’s fourth record takes something of a giant sonic leap right from the broody beginning of opening epic Lark, which grows into something bigger in every sense, from vocals to drums to strings; it’s the sound of an artist relinquishing control in the name of her art.

Everything is in widescreen, from the ethereal, otherworldly title track to the lush atmospherics of Tonight, Olsen is pushing back boundaries and embracing a more experimental sound. Occasionally it fails slightly, such as on the largely forgettable psychedelia of Too Easy, but for the most part it flourishes into something great like the brilliantly poppy What It Is and when she evolves into a 1950’s Hollywood chanteuse on closer Chance. A dreamy delight.

 

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