All Mirrors Image
Metascore
89

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 268 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release from the North Carolina-based indie folk singer-songwriter features arrangements and production by Ben Babbitt, Jherek Bischoff, and John Congelton.
Buy Now
Buy on
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Oct 29, 2019
    100
    Olsen, her arrangers and producer (The Paper Chase‘s John Congleton) have created an album that simply bulges with perfection and timeless songs.
  2. Oct 2, 2019
    100
    All Mirrors is a successful example of how being bold and staying true to yourself pays off. Undeniably, this is Olsen’s most cohesive, self-aware, and searing album to date, and the era of Olsen is far from finished.
  3. Oct 15, 2019
    92
    Olsen has created an undeniable stunner that should go down as one of the strongest folk albums of the year.
  4. Oct 4, 2019
    89
    Olsen suggests that nihilism and optimism are closer than you think, that what feels like knowing yourself is almost always revealed as delusion. On All Mirrors, she glories in that tumult, and the sparks that fly illuminate her bravura turn.
  5. Oct 4, 2019
    80
    There is a true communion with the brimmed-over melodies and rhythms, but a desperation that seems to know solemn silence isn’t what’s left over. Often, the listen feels like an impossible reprieve in a crumbling structure, with a rich echo helping to sell you on your own resolve. Not unlike love itself, it is a riveting, wrenching, and absurdly rewarding experience.
  6. 80
    The result is a record as expansive as it is overwhelming.
  7. 60
    Even though these arrangements are not gratuitous, and All Mirrors is beautifully wrought, it never quite devastates. More weirdness would have helped, and less default goth-pop. Strangely, Olsen’s voice gets a bit lost in the mix, a little too ill-defined, atmospheric and understated to stand up to the operatics surrounding her.

See all 28 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 57
  2. Negative: 2 out of 57
  1. Apr 1, 2020
    10
    Arteeeeeeeee es un álbum bueno lleno de sonidos espectaculares, más la voz de angel, un muy disco la verdad es de mis favoritos
  2. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    If you’re intentionally tanking this album’s score, grow up. Taylor, Ariana, or whoever your “fave” is would be horrified to learn you’reIf you’re intentionally tanking this album’s score, grow up. Taylor, Ariana, or whoever your “fave” is would be horrified to learn you’re using their name to tear down other women. Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    Amazing! The best album of the year!!! Extremely emotional, complex and poetic! Angel Olsen always perfect!
  4. Oct 5, 2019
    10
    Near perfection. She's pushing herself musically and the results are haunting and beautiful.
  5. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    A masterpiece that doesn't deserve this hateful and surreal reviews from generic popstars fandoms. This is a well-crafted pop album thatA masterpiece that doesn't deserve this hateful and surreal reviews from generic popstars fandoms. This is a well-crafted pop album that stands as the best of Olsen's career and one of the best of the year along with Titanic Rising and NFR! Expand
  6. Oct 5, 2019
    9
    Not consistent enough to be a perfect album, but strong enough to be an excellent album. Angel Olsen isn't Adele rip-off, or someone who'llNot consistent enough to be a perfect album, but strong enough to be an excellent album. Angel Olsen isn't Adele rip-off, or someone who'll top the charts. She is unique, super talented and more so she just made this album better than most of the mainstream, even better than any of her catalog. All Mirrors is a pure indie pop gem with slight, inconsiderable amount of dullness. Expand
  7. Oct 4, 2019
    0
    This is the perfect description of how not to make an album. So generic y basic, sorry i did not like it.

See all 57 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. The Best Albums of 2019

    The Best Albums of 2019 Image
    Published: December 20, 2019
    We reveal the 40 highest-scoring album releases of the year, as well as some of 2019's bests and worsts in other music categories.
  2. Best of 2019: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

    Best of 2019: Music Critic Top Ten Lists Image
    Published: December 2, 2019
    Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 200 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find all of those individual lists and 2019's consensus rankings inside.