ANGEL OLSEN’S BIG LOVE
Indie-rock darling makes a joyful, triumphant breakthrough LP
Listening to Angel Olsen’s records used to feel like stumbling into an empty roadside bar and finding the greatest torch singer the world had ever forgotten. The intimacy of those early LPs made many fans feel like she was staring directly into their souls, creating a level of legend-in-her-ownringing out bright and tender over a velvety countrypolitan arrangement. She’s Roy Orbison, she’s Patsy Cline, she’s Willie Nelson. She’s Angel Olsen, fully and completely, making the past decade of her career feel like a warmup.
She co-wrote that blissful title track with her real-life romantic