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  • Summary: The third album for the Canadian folk singer was produced by Colin Stewart.
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  • Record Label: Arts & Crafts
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Q Magazine
    Dec 22, 2011
    80
    Dan Mangan here serves up the welcome alternative [to other alt-folkies.] [Jan 2012, p.123]
  2. Dec 7, 2011
    80
    He can switch from personal to political in a flicker, and the knotty orchestrations of his backing band – chiefly comprising improv jazzers – share that fleetness of expression.
  3. Uncut
    Dec 12, 2011
    80
    Highlights include the waltzing "About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All" and a breathless canter through the Broken Social Scene stylings of "Post-War Blues." [Jan 2012, p.93]
  4. Oh Fortune spans a wider spectrum than its folky core might imply, adding grandeur and a refreshing, cerebral spin to proceedings.
  5. Dec 7, 2011
    70
    Oh Fortune is full of unashamed, orchestrally embellished pop-rock-folk hybrids, instantly accessible and almost as speedily rewarding.
  6. Dec 7, 2011
    60
    Oh, Fortune is still an indie folk album at heart, with Mangan's acoustic guitar and baritone voice giving every song its most basic foundation, but it's also the most ornate thing he's ever done.
  7. Dec 7, 2011
    30
    For this particular moment, though, Oh Fortune reveals that Mangan is still a lightweight.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Jun 29, 2012
    0
    This album is great because it sweeps you through a great fluid motion of feelings within linked songs. If I'm feeling sad this album willThis album is great because it sweeps you through a great fluid motion of feelings within linked songs. If I'm feeling sad this album will make me sadder, but I'll then turn happy realizing the album had such powerful movements and then I would listen to it again, and I would have the same experience. The album is a roller coaster of emotion that goes up and down many times and it never stops until its all over. LIKE low everything he's made, and this was his best piece of art. Expand