Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2012 Ratings: #96 / 956
Year End Rank: #15
User Score
Based on 172 ratings
2012 Ratings: #56
February 7, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The 405

It is an album full of passion, beauty, talent and fantastic songs.

90
Drowned in Sound

It’s a wonderful record, a colossal achievement, and features some of the most breathtaking, moving and downright beautiful music you’ll hear all year.

90
NME

It has been a joy to see Van Etten growing in confidence as an artist – and this isn’t just her finest album, but one of early 2012’s best.

85
Beats Per Minute

Tramp is simply her most fully-realized album yet, and that’s all there is to it.

83
A.V. Club

Tramp is Van Etten’s most confident-sounding album to date, pushing at the boundaries of her music and suggesting a turn away from the romantic wound-licking that has dominated her lyrics.

79
Pitchfork

Matters of mistrust, isolation, and uncomfortable togetherness dominate Tramp, rolling through every track like a sick, creeping fog.

70
PopMatters

Tramp is confirmation that Van Etten is a singular talent in the singer-songwriter world, a voice that commands attention through sheer power and the subtle impact of her words.

70
Under The Radar

Tramp ups the game on both fronts—her songs have a newfound bravado, and her crushing heartache has become tempered with acceptance and understanding.

60
NOW Magazine
Sometimes the lack of definition and the deluge of words grow tedious, but in these songs, all lushly arranged, as is the entire album, the effect is nothing short of riveting.
holsgr
78
( ☆☆☆½ ) virtuous/remarkable release
MinatoArisato
80
A beautiful indie folk record that is nice and easy on the ears whilst still having depth.

Best Track: Kevin's
Worst Track: Give Out
FACEMOVIES
88
Woah. Serpents is such a amazing and powerful track for me.
rosevean
78
#3 Serpents
#4 Kevin's
#5 Leonard
#7 All I Can
#10 Ask
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
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Track List

  1. Warsaw 
  2. Give Out 
  3. Serpents 
  4. Kevin's 
  5. Leonard 
  6. In Line 
  7. All I Can 
  8. We Are Fine 
  9. Magic Chords 
  10. Ask 
  11. I'm Wrong
  12. Joke or a Lie
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