Strange Cacti

Angel Olsen - Strange Cacti
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 28 ratings
2010 Ratings: #154
July 1, 2010 / Release Date
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Bathetic / Label
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70
Under The Radar

Only six songs in length and relying solely on Olsen's voice and acoustic guitar, Strange Cacti still packs quite a passionate punch. Putting the needle down on the record feels like setting down an old Dinah Washington 78 RPM, with Olsen's gloriously emotive voice serenading through a smoky haze as if from another world, at once enchanting and mysterious.

70
AllMusic
The same vocal qualities that make Olsen so interesting may alienate some, in the way that Morrissey and Joanna Newsom can. However, her ability to write expressive melodies and to deliver raw lyrics with clumsy sincerity and unusual technique gives Olsen the potential to be downright fascinating to others.
holsgr
60
☆☆½ ~ Acceptable work. I have some kind of ambivalence about the whole album concept and its sound.
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Track List

  1. Tiniest Lights
  2. If It’s Alive, It Will
  3. So That We Can Be Still
  4. Drunk And With Dreams
  5. Some Things Cosmic
  6. Creator, Destroyer
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