Angel Olsen - All Mirrors - LP
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Angel Olsen's follow-up to "My Woman", one of 2016's most critically lauded albums.Olsen's artistic beginnings as a collaborator shifted seamlessly to her magnificent, cryptic-to-cosmic solo work, and then she formed bands to play her songs, and her stages and audiences grew exponentially.
But all along, Olsen was more concerned with a different kind of path, and on her vulnerable, Big Mood new album, "All Mirrors", we can see her taking an introspective deep dive towards internal destinations and revelations. "All Mirrors" gets its claws into you on both micro and macro levels.
Of course, there's that singular vibrato, always so very close - seemingly simple, cooed phrases expand into massive ideas about the inability to love and universal loneliness. And then suddenly - huge string arrangements and four horsemen bellowing synth swells emerge, propelling the apocalyptic tenor. Throughout "All Mirrors", Angel fully lets in the goth tones that always lurked at the ends of her song craft.