Tramp - Sharon Van Etten
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  • Summary: The third album for the singer-songwriter was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner, who also guests on the release with fellow band member Bryce Dessner, Julianna Barwick, Zach Condon of Beirut, Matt Barrick of The Walkmen, and Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak.
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 90
    This isn't just her finest album, but one of early 2012's best.
  2. Tramp is simply her most fully-realized album yet, and that's all there is to it.
  3. Feb 3, 2012
    80
    A graceful, distinctive album. [Mar 2012, p.101]
  4. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    [A] very fine third album. [Mar 2012, p.98]
  5. Feb 1, 2012
    79
    Matters of mistrust, isolation, and uncomfortable togetherness dominate Tramp, rolling through every track like a sick, creeping fog.
  6. 75
    Much of that quiet sturdiness derives from Van Etten's singing, which anchors the music even as Dessner fills out his gloomy arrangements with dense indie-noir details.
  7. Feb 2, 2012
    60
    Sometimes the lack of definition and the deluge of words grow tedious, but in these songs, all lushly arranged, as is the entire album, the effect is nothing short of riveting.

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  1. Mar 2, 2012
    10
    This album is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2012
    10
    Took me a while to get into this, but It's so incredible and lush. "Leonard" is now one of my favorite songs of all time and I have listened to it numerous times. Other great tracks include "Serpentes", "Magic Chords", "I'm Wrong", "Ask", "Warsaw", and "Give Out" just to name a few. To be honest, I really enjoy every song. Expand
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    9
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  4. Apr 26, 2012
    7
    Sharon Van Etten's voice on the latest CD "Tramp" is certainly its greatest advantage. The album is undoubtedly a product of folk, which seem to confirm songs such as moody and also a bit soundtrack "Joke or a Lie" or lethargic, "In Line". You'll also may find interesting use rock patents in the alternative, melodic single "Serpents" or the introduction of mediterranean motifs in carefree "Leonard". Album without a doubt had enormous potential, but it has not been used, mainly becouse of indie rock inserts - simply listen to the first track on the "Warsaw". Expand