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Aisles

Angel Olsen

Aisles

Five track EP from the St Louis-born singer-songwriter featuring covers of songs by Alphaville, Laura Branigan, Billy Idol, Men Without Hats and OMD

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
?Jagjaguwar
UK Release date
20/08/2021
US Release date
20/08/2021
  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Leave it to Angel Olsen to turn seemingly cheesy '80s pop into tracks that can absolutely wreck you
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Angel Olsen's new EP of 80s cover songs is a simple concept, executed spectacularly
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  3. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    The singer is keenly aware that the best cover versions are those where the artists put a distinctive spin on the song, rather than producing a straight facsimile of the original. Angel Olsen confidently accomplishes that with this thoroughly enjoyable EP
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    For an artist usually so meticulous with her vision, that these are able to sound so airy, almost frivolous makes this curio of an EP all the more engaging
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    The North Carolina musician cuts right to the core of each song, before rebuilding her own mirror images with this five-track EP
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  6. 7.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Aisles doesn’t take many risks, but perhaps that’s for the best
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  7. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    The songwriter takes an uncharacteristic breather with a collection of faithful, occasionally brooding covers of 1980s hits like “Forever Young” and “The Safety Dance”
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