Boomkat Product Review:
Anyone reckless enough to have typecast Angel Olsen according to 2013’s ‘Burn Your Fire For No Witness’ is in for a rethink with her third album, ‘My Woman’.
"The crunchier, blown-out production of the former is gone but even more front-and-centre yet the strange, raw power and slowly unspooling incantations of her previous efforts remain. Over two previous albums she gave us reverb-shrouded poetic swoons, shadowy folk, grunge pop band workouts and haunting, finger-picked epics. ‘My Woman’ is an exhilarating complement to her past work and one for which Olsen recalibrated her writing / recording approach and methods to enter a new music-making phase.
As the record evolves, one gets the sense that the ‘my woman’ of the title is Olsen herself, absolutely in command but also willing to bend with the influence of collaborators and circumstances. An intuitively smart, warmly communicative and fearlessly generous record, ‘My Woman’ speaks to everyone."