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Half Way Home, the 2012 album with which Angel Olsen built her name, was a great album, but its greatness was the sort that you can only really admire from a distance. Whether purposefully or as a…   Read Story »
Pretty much everything east of the Mississippi has been brought to its knees by this unforgiving winter, especially the hellstorm that rolled in this week. It's hard to believe February is even now…   Read Story »
Angel Olsen's 2012 album Half Way Home was a stirring, haunting acoustic record, a powerful example that straight-up folk music can still set your brain tingling when it's done right. But on her new…   Read Story »
Why did everyone release their darkest and most fucked vidoes this week? Is it just too cold for some fun, sunny music videos? Are we experiencing a collective dark night of the soul? Or is it just…   Read Story »
Though "Forgiven/Forgotten" and "Hi-Five" have been among some of the best songs we've heard this year (as well as "Stars" if you were lucky enough to glimpse it before disappearing from the web)…   Read Story »
Angel Olsen's sophomore LP, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, is out later this month, and based on the songs we've thus far heard from the thing (including four new ones last week on NPR), it's going…   Read Story »
What we've heard so far from Angel Olsen's upcoming sophomore effort shows that she's traded in the hushed folk songs of her 2012 debut for a more '90s punk sound. The singer-songwriter stopped by…   Read Story »
Yesterday we launched our new Week In Pop column, so it's fittingly (if unintentionally) ironic that our list of the week's five best songs is, for once, basically devoid of "pop music." In fact,…   Read Story »
Next month, Angel Olsen will follow up the beautifully spindly 2012 folk album Half Way Home with a considerably more varied, dirtied-up sophomore joint called Burn Your Fire For No Witness. The…   Read Story »
We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums.…   Read Story »