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Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Angel Olsen Audio CD
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If there is one thing that great musicians have in common, it is the compelling way they combine an admirable fearlessness with something vulnerable, something relatable and truly inviting. It's a tricky cocktail to mix, but it unifies the great singers of virtually every genre, from the the most understated folk singers to the very glitziest pop stars. Angel Olsen is one such artist, and ... Read more in Amazon's Angel Olsen Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Feb 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • ASIN: B00GNM6SQO
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Angel Olsen sings with full-throated exultation, admonition, and bold, expressive melody. With the help of producer John Congleton, her music now crackles with a churning, rumbling low end and a brighter energy.

This is one of the most hotly anticipated releases of 2014 so far - the buzz on Angel Olsen from her previous releases has been growing steadily for the last 12 months, coupled with sold out solo shows and a mesmerizing performance at the End Of The Road festival.

Now she unleashes this majestic album - her first with a full band - and it is wowing critics and fans. This is going to be Angel's breakout year.

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Angel Olsen - Slow Burn 17 Feb 2014
By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Angel Olsen has paid her dues. She has been a backing singer for Will Oldham and toured as a support act backing Neko Case in the UK last year. In this sophomore album "Burn your fire for no witness" she has staked a claim for wider recognition and on the evidence of this record her rise is as inevitable as it is unstoppable.

She is often compared to artists like Leonard Cohen and to be fair the old Canadian would be a "happy bunny" if he had constructed a song as good as Olsen's near seven minute "White Fire", not least the reflection that "Everything is tragic, it all just falls apart." This is haunting semi spoken melancholy of the highest order, with her husky voice also echoing the music of Cardiff past musical champions the Young Marble Giants. It would be wrong however to create the impression that this album ambles along with retreads of "Famous Blue Raincoat". Throughout it has highly charged electric songs not least the rollicking "Forgiven/Forgotten" which is straight out of the Black Francis and Kim Deal handbook. Other songs like "High & Wild" have a lo fi quality which is endearing with Olsen's dark lyrics holding attention throughout like a mid west P J Harvey. The choice of "Hi-Five' as a single is somewhat puzzling since its commercial appeal is limited but as a album track it adds to the fine sequencing. More powerful is the fuller rock punch of "Stars", alternatively the ragged alt country of the "Lights out" is an album highlight.

A gentler side to Olsen emerges in to the two songs that close the album when her wonderful voce dominates to full effect.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The girls are taking over 22 May 2014
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One of the best of a plethora of female (and mostly American) singer/songwriters who have turned up the volume and are just as influenced by punk and roots rock as they are by folk and country. Olsen does the quiet/loud thing very well and has sympathetic accompaniment from like minded musicians. As a former backing singer for Bonnie Prince Billy, the unconventional approach has rubbed off. Should have a good future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Witness, listen, love. 21 May 2014
By kappa
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Angel Olsen is righly getting centre stage. This is my favourite album of the year, so far. Heartbreakingly splendid. I’m very much looking forward to see her perform it live on tour this year.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Burning Brightly 2 Mar 2014
By Gannon TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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When a reviewer resorts to flights of verbosity – and occasionally I'm as guilty as the rest of them – it’s sometimes because they’re struggling for something meaningful to say. The writing has, for some reason, become a chore: the prose perhaps now more artful than its subject. Your forgiveness is hereby sought then for Bonnie “Prince” Billy protégée Angel Olsen has exactly the sort of magnetic repertoire to generate bouts of such purple superlatives.

Olsen is Missouri-born and very much an old world singer. Or at least she was. Her spellbinding 2010 release Strange Cacti was a dark-arts meeting of haunting reverbed melodies and that stop-you-in-your-tracks vocal. Its follow-up, 2012’s Half Way Home, was a natural progression to fleshed-out freak-folk. And then came the jarring single “Sweet Dreams” – pure plugged-in pop. With that in mind, and with one listen to Burn Your Fire For No Witness’s stomping fuzz-popper “Forgiven/Forgotten”, you’d assume Olsen was done with her old acoustic ways. You’d be wrong though. Olsen’s gone eclectic is all.

She has, for example, a curious Hank Williams-tinged rocker (“Hi-Five”) up her sleeve, an exercise in tumbling storytelling akin to that of the other girl-and-guitar of the moment Courtney Barnett (“High & Wild) and a mesmeric Kimya Dawson/pre-war hybrid (“Un****theworld”) too. All this and still no mention for the stunning 7-minute acoustic “White Fire”, which starts life as a hushed Leonard Cohen-style strum and closes as an unimaginably intangible Nick Drake whisper.

There are a small number of quality control inconsistencies however.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beatiful music 27 Feb 2014
By Stacy Tackett - Published on Amazon.com
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This album is stunning. Within 3 full listens I was completely blown away. I would say that there is a little Cat Power, Patsy Cline, and Rilo KIley in the complicated blend that is Angel but she really is quite unique. The songs sound great but when you add the very cool and sometimes funny lyrics into the mix, the result is a wonderful masterpiece. I have obsessed over music for over 30 years now and have accumulated over 1000 albums and this album is likely to end up way up high on the top tier of my collection. I was late to discover Waxahatchee which I really like a lot but man this is just on another level for me. Several tracks stick out right away but it's those slower, longer tunes that are where the real treasure is. Also, Hi-Five is just way too perfect. Definitely worth a purchase.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Angel Olsen - Slow Burn 18 Feb 2014
By Red on Black - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Angel Olsen has paid her dues. She has been a backing singer for Will Oldham and toured as a support act backing Neko Case in the UK last year. In this sophomore album "Burn your fire for no witness" she has staked a claim for wider recognition and on the evidence of this record her rise is as inevitable as it is unstoppable.

She is often compared to artists like Leonard Cohen and to be fair the old Canadian would be a "happy bunny" if he had constructed a song as good as Olsen's near seven minute "White Fire", not least the reflection that "Everything is tragic, it all just falls apart." This is haunting semi spoken melancholy of the highest order, with her husky voice also echoing the music of Cardiff past musical champions the Young Marble Giants. It would be wrong however to create the impression that this album ambles along with retreads of "Famous Blue Raincoat". Throughout it has highly charged electric songs not least the rollicking "Forgiven/Forgotten" which is straight out of the Black Francis and Kim Deal handbook. Other songs like "High & Wild" have a lo fi quality which is endearing with Olsen's dark lyrics holding attention throughout like a mid west P J Harvey. The choice of "Hi-Five' as a single is somewhat puzzling since its commercial appeal is limited but as a album track it adds to the fine sequencing. More powerful is the fuller rock punch of "Stars", alternatively the ragged alt country of the "Lights out" is an album highlight.

A gentler side to Olsen emerges in to the two songs that close the album when her wonderful voce dominates to full effect. The sad modern blues of "Enemy" showcases a confident talent whose songwriting skills are maturing at a frightening rate, while the gloriously lush "Windows" is a sublime finish to a varied and poetic record.

In the last analysis Angel Olsen has delivered a record from a relatively obscure position that demands intense musical scrutiny. "Burn Your Fire for no Witness" is an affecting suite of songs and after repeated listens constantly reveals new nuances and moods. God knows what the title alludes to but that is a mere detail when it is the music that fully demands our complete attention. Highly recommended.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Burn Your Fire 25 Mar 2014
By AgreeingSoup - Published on Amazon.com
I especially liked the fact I could clearly hear her voice and the words to the song without music drowning her out. She has a voice that is pleasant to listen to. I liked her and I hope she goes far in her career.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unsual voice and inspired songwritng 18 Mar 2014
By MrT - Published on Amazon.com
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Discovered Angel Olsen streaming on NPR and could not wait for transition to Spotify. Bought CD (a rare thing). Glad I did. Voice has great character (not your pop queen), arrangements / productions are edgy and cool, but the real draw is the songwriting with lyrics that cleverly capture the human condition. A rare talent offering rare insights in a distinctive voice. Not an "upper" by any stretch of the imagination, but some catchy beats can be found (try "High & Wild" and "Stars") among the somber introspective songs (e,g, "Iota"). All are written and sung with meaning (heart and mind).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great New Artist 4 April 2014
By Tim - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
See her live if you get the chance. Great voice, great backing band. Her new career direction is the right one.
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