The Avalanche

Owen - The Avalanche
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #174 / 684
User Score
Based on 75 ratings
2020 Ratings: #601
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June 19, 2020 / Release Date
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A few sleepy moments and I wish there was a bit more vocal versatility, but Mike Kinsella’s latest side project release is a warm and intimate experience that brings together Bon Iver style folk with familiar American Footballisms.
Best track: On With the Snow
Worst track: The Contours
[July Challenge] July 2

There was a saying I was recently taught in my native language. "Kung may tiyaga, may nilaga." It's an idiom stating that if you put enough work into something in life, a reward would come to you in one way. This phrase was in the back of my head after listening to Owen's The Avalanche. The day before, I knew that I should've chosen something more uplifting after my last review but.. fuck lmao guess that's going to be impossible. Anyways, here's my take on ... read more
Unless you’re an American Football Stan, you’re going to want to hear something else.
like most of kinsella's work, owens new LP is a warm, fuzzy, beautiful one, consistent with his other works.
A wondeful album.
Warm folk music with occasional chamber folk moments, which perfectly highlight emotions and feelings of the record.
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Track List

  1. A New Muse
  2. Dead For Days
  3. On with the Show
  4. The Contours
  5. I Should've Known
  6. Mom And Dead (feat. KC Dalager)
  7. Headphoned
  8. Wanting and Willing
  9. I Go, Ego (feat. KC Dalager)
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Added on: May 8, 2020