Jagjaguwar\nWhether run stark acoustic folk or giving her confessional bothers a jolt of electricity, Angel Olsen at all times sounds like she’s one beat away from a executed meltdown. Compiling outtakes, demos and other ephemera, this spellbinding 12-track set includes a slow-burning, seven-minute “Loyal” that compares favorably with originally Velvet Underground, and a compelling unplugged command conceal of Bruce Springsteen’s “Tougher Than…
Sharon Van Etten. Vinyl Me Cheer/self-release\nAn expanded edition of Sharon Van Etten’s 2009 launch shows another way to bide time until the next new disenthral.
Retitled slightly and adding two more slots from the same era, (it was) because i was in love conveys a nuance of emotional devastation not far removed from Olsen’s, but in a sweeter, gentler the go.
Van Etten’s melancholy folk-pop has acquired diverse polish over the years, but the wounded anima on display in “Consolation Prize” and “Tornado” hasn’t changed actually.
Fans who discovered Van Etten recently by virtue of her striking performance on the rebooted “Twin Tops” won’t be disappointed by this haunting archival gem.