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My Woman

Angel Olsen

My Woman

Third full-length album of indie folk rock from the former Bonnie "Prince" Billy backing singer

ADM rating[?]

8.4

Label
Jagjaguwar
UK Release date
02/09/2016
US Release date
02/09/2016
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    A fearless and accomplished work whose deep-seated humanism is a stirring reminder that falling in love is for idiots, and that we should put our faith in any artist who might just convince us otherwise
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  2. 10.0 |   The Observer

    Here she sounds more assured, even in her darker moments, and her strong, versatile voice is as extraordinary as ever
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  3. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    One of the realest albums of the year
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  4. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Oozes unhurried glamour and moments of sweeping grandeur
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  5. 9.0 |   The Music

    Takes a turn for the reflective, and it's a turn that pays out big
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  6. 9.0 |   American Songwriter

    Individually, all of the songs are strong, self-contained bits of cleverly written and emotionally gripping indie rock. Yet in setting her most urgent and distorted tracks against those that require the most patience or attention makes each stronger
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  7. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Olsen at the top of her game - heartfelt, insightful and musically adventurous. The list of contenders for album of the year has another entrant
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  8. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Boasts an unapologetic and bold confidence
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  9. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Opens a multiple-voiced window into a knotty culture, both album sides’ emboldenment sweeping up the listener with their flawed, heartfelt nature
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  10. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    A new watermark for Olsen
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  11. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Offers provocative thoughts on sacrifice and identity
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  12. 9.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Olsen’s fearless and eloquent embrace of raw emotions in all their messy splendor ultimately feels oddly uplifting
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  13. 9.0 |   Gig Soup

    Olsen is evidently unphased by the vagaries of interpretation or the assumptions of her audience
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  14. 9.0 |   FasterLouder

    It’s in this that we see Olsen’s courage in the face of heartbreak
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  15. 9.0 |   music OMH

    As My Woman will comfortably be seen as one of the best albums of the year come December, it’s a head-spinningly exciting prospect to think where she’s going to go next time around
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  16. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It is utterly startling, one of the best records of the year
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  17. 8.8 |   Pitchfork

    Tough and tender at once, a bold rumination on how love and autonomy require one another
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  18. 8.7 |   Earbuddy

    Yet another stellar album that cements her as one of our generation’s greatest singer/songwriters
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  19. 8.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    What’s most fascinating about MY WOMAN is Olsen’s ability to tick all the boxes of musical creativity without relying on any particular style or mood
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  20. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    What makes My Woman great isn't the new synths or the rockier tone. It's Olsen herself, filling these songs with the love, desire, anguish and acceptance that comes from her perspective as a woman
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  21. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    There may not be clear answers to the riddles of identity and agency posed on My Woman, but even in all of its knotty uncertainty, to be caught in Olsen’s web is such a sweet place to be
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  22. 8.0 |   NME

    While still often broken hearted, it’s filled with attitude. Olsen is a soft hard-nut
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  23. 8.0 |   All Music

    My Woman has the full range on display, including some electronics and extroversion not heard from her previously
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  24. 8.0 |   The List

    Overlook her at your peril
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  25. 8.0 |   Clash

    On the surface, a welcoming, accessible, wholly beautiful record, but laced with depth, allusion, and verbal knots that refuse to be untied
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  26. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The workings of a poised and powerful artist. Print edition only

  27. 8.0 |   Q

    Olsen is the master of taking a song right to the brim but never letting it spill into pastiche or become overblown. Print edition only

  28. 8.0 |   Crack

    The record is intended as a classic A/B side, with the particularly moving tracks languishing in the closing act
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  29. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    In terms of composition and production, MY WOMAN is Olsen’s most ambitious album yet
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  30. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    What is consistent is Olsen's musical personality, which feels perfectly at ease and singular, irrespective of producers or genres or other boxes that might try to contain it
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  31. 8.0 |   DIY

    Her most compelling record to date
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  32. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    A fascinating, affecting statement from a musician firmly in control of her artistry
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  33. 8.0 |   NOW

    Occasionally messy and frequently epic
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  34. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    With a full band behind her, the US musician’s vision is realised in a superbly ramshackle manner
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  35. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A record that contains a great deal to pore over
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  36. 8.0 |   State

    Another timeless, absorbing record, by turns fuzzy and jangly, that gets better on each and every listen
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  37. 8.0 |   Beardfood

    Olsen’s voice is versatile and mighty, and her band mustn’t go unrecognized
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  38. 7.5 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    I simply don’t think the formulaic songwriting is worthy of praise
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  39. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Olsen’s immense talent hovers under the surface throughout, and of course the vocals are consistently stunning. Find yourself a quiet hour and soak it all up
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  40. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    While My Woman may not be as powerful as Burn Your Fire for No Witness, it draws its strength from its creator’s sheer temerity to so drastically change course
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