Angel Olsen   Strange Cacti
3.4
great
Release Date: 2010
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3.0 goodcjbizzlebizzle | November 6th 17

Strange Cacti finds Angel Olsens beginnings in a stripped down lo-fi indie folks soundscape with a sparse, melancholy and bittersweet mood. 'If It's Alive, It Will' is the obvious highlight in a 21 minute EP that sounds very similar throughout the runtime as Angel and her guitar stand together. The dark and lonely feeling of the album is powerful but some more, even subtle, variation on this theme could go a long way; it becomes taxing on the listener even as an EP. Hindsight is 20-20 but it is obvious Angel showed major potential with this release and it is great for us that she delivered with a stretch of LPs that all deliver greatness. The best part is in all of those LPs you can still hear the influence of this strange, borderline haunting EP even in the most approachable of her new material. The melancholy beginnings of one of the best Singer/Songwriters of the last five years.

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3.5 greatLee Whear | November 28th 17
3.5 greatRamon777 | November 10th 17
3.5 greatJan555 | October 8th 17
3.0 goodZqencer | August 25th 17
3.5 greatpolyrhythm | August 2nd 17
3.0 goodplantcommunication | May 19th 17
4.0 excellentAnimadversion | January 28th 17
2.0 poorrovert620 | December 30th 16
3.5 greattelescopes | October 28th 16
3.5 greatchtrenne | September 2nd 16
4.5 superbLanas | July 23rd 16
2.5 averageKeukenprins | May 21st 16
4.0 excellenttrane4miles | December 29th 15
3.0 goodWillie STAFF | July 5th 15
3.5 greathelpoemer420 | May 31st 15
3.0 goodMEmpire | May 11th 15
4.0 excellentTravelhead | April 9th 15
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3.0 goodMisguidedYouth | August 13th 14
3.5 greatyourethemannowdog | July 10th 14
4.0 excellentSepstrup | June 26th 14
3.0 goodNickelbackSucks | May 6th 14
3.0 goodMatski | April 28th 14
4.5 superbkocoum | April 7th 14

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