- Half Way Home

Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 6 reviews
2012 Rank: #81 / 892
USER SCORE
81
Based on
33 ratings

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82
Beats Per Minute

While the album never stumbles wildly or veers off course, there is a bleakness, even in the midst of some of the more hopeful songs, that may keep some listeners at a distance.

80
Pitchfork

What makes Half Way Home magnificent is its openness to what could be, to potential.

80
Consequence of Sound

Olsen’s white-hot volatility isn’t the main story of Half Way Home, but more the engine that carries her equally remarkable sense for folk- and country-based arrangements into something far less definable; even “anti-folk” is shallow in comparison. 

70
PopMatters

She can put her voice wherever she wants to, and she can land it without warning. It can cut or soothe, scare or comfort, and you’re not quite sure what it’s going to do—and when it’s going to do it. 

85
the first two songs are absolute peak angel olsen. the rest is just a build up to what would come then (burn your fire for no witness)
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Added on: September 12, 2012