Strange Cacti

Angel Olsen - Strange Cacti
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 44 ratings
2010 Ratings: #158
July 1, 2010 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.
ThrowBackG
85
Angel Olsen really is a musician that fulfills every kind of music fan out there. Generally speaking, in the span of six years, we've been treated to a trio of records that are some of the best in their respective genres, yet distinct from one another in her discography. If you don't like one, you're bound to enjoy another. To finish off the decade, we're going around the Olsen rollercoaster one more time with All Mirrors which is shaping up to be an epic conclusion to a literal decade's worth ... read more
holsgr
64
( ☆☆☆ ) nice concept, a bit irregular/boring at times.
caioNLM
55
não gostei tanto
TheRootBoy
70
Not the most polished sound but it's foretelling for the kind of music that will eventually grace our ears. Visiting this EP is something special when you think about it.
100
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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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