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Are We There

26 May 2014 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 27 May 2014
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Copyright: 2014 Jagjaguwar
  • Total Length: 46:57
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  • ASIN: B00JBG6WXS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,153 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 May 2014
Format: Audio CD
It was becoming obvious around the time of Sharon Van Etten's 2010 release "Epic" that we were witnessing the journey of a singer songwriter from obscurity to major league contender. Van Etten's last album "Tramp" verged on magical with songs to tussle with, live with and eventually fall in love with. She has never been shy to share her deepest emotions but on this new album she lays herself bare. "Are we there" represents a troubling emotional crash put to music. It is the story of a relationship wrecked by the demands of career and dark hints of abuse. Instrumentally the album is her most piano based yet and whilst the songs are about hurt they are nevertheless accessible and uniformly great. The opener "Afraid of Nothing" starts with a simple piano note, a lightly chiming guitar and a brilliant vocal from Van Etten. It is great song and draws you back time after time but better is to follow. The real killer track on the album is "Your Love is killing me" a staggering six minutes plus of musical catharsis. It commences with a funereal organ and oozes raw power from the off and what about those lyrics? They are littered with anger and regret not least "When I let you walk over me/You tell me that you like it/You love me as you torture me/You told me that you liked it". Not since "Blood on the Tracks" has a wrecked relationship been charted with such devastating force.

The fireworks, which follow, are not as explosive but there is great music to be discovered. The gentle ballad "Our Love" is almost sweet by comparison, yet even here she confesses that "I'm reliving my own hell / someone throws the ladder down / Still don't know what I have found in our love.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 29 May 2014
Format: Audio CD
This is a very fine album which has real musical and lyrical intelligence and genuine feeling underlying it. Sharon van Etten has a powerful, haunting voice and uses some rather unconventional harmonies which have great dramatic effect. Coupled with her original chord structures and melodic invention, it all goes to make songs which are distinctive and very powerful. They're not always an easy, relaxing listen by any means but they draw you in and often have a powerful emotional impact. There is also true beauty here in places - the lovely falling cadences in I Know and the beautiful Our Love, for example. There is more to be heard here every time I listen to it.

The whole album is a bit of real class, I think, and has the lasting quality of beauty built on noble bones. Red on Black has already written an excellent review here and has said much of what I was going to say, so I won't bang on needlessly. I suggest you rear RoB's review, listen to a few samples and snap this up. It is something quite special.
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By SCREEN77 on 17 Jun 2014
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One of the best singer songwriters around at the moment,this is a collection of slow burn,haunting,ballads.The songs are slow & some are almost heavy with there slightly grungy backing,although the
piano does provide much of the foundation.
An intellegent album where the songs are catchy but not in the poppy way which sounds odd but part way through them,they seemed to click & i felt i almost new the melody.
More quality material,more please!!
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By Yvonne Taylor on 1 Aug 2014
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This is the first time I have listened to anything by Sharon Van Etten. She has an amazing voice and her songs are very powerful. I love this CD more each time I play it.
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By Adam on 6 Sep 2014
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Not usually my sort if music, bought bought because of good reviews. It is a really good listen- nice music, thoughtful lyrics.
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By Cat on 27 July 2014
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Love this! Beautiful songwriting with a lot of honesty, wit and warmth. I listened on repeat most of the day after I bought it.
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By onekash on 6 Sep 2014
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Just as good as her debut, which was stunning, highly recommend both.
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