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Generally favorable reviews- based on 189 Ratings

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  • 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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Oct 4, 2019
    100
    Her sad-girl persona, thrust upon her unwittingly by music media, transforms into its most dramatic form. It’s a brazen sadness echoed through crashing symbols and spacious synths. The songs are devastating, but also nourishing: it’s a whole new version of Olsen.
  2. Oct 1, 2019
    95
    Her newfound embrace of violins, violas and cellos elevates her shadowy, often synth-infused rock to extraordinarily goosebump-inducing heights, making All Mirrors her third consecutive (and likely best) masterpiece to date.
  3. Oct 2, 2019
    90
    Rapturous. ... The album is an extended meditation on the vagaries of fortune through regeneration, but for the listener, the experience is pure bliss.
  4. Oct 4, 2019
    85
    Angel is unprepared to commit to anything in the long term, but is always fully committed to now, and this has allowed her to make her boldest and most purposeful step yet.
  5. 80
    Where Del Rey’s music feels icier to the touch and more pop-oriented, Olsen sings from the heart, reflected in the melancholic, often soaring, even experimental backing that hits home more than it misses. It may take some time and uninterrupted concentration, but the expansive All Mirrors grows on you with repeated plays.
  6. Q Magazine
    Sep 30, 2019
    80
    All Mirrors strikes an impressive balance between familiar and strange - resulting in an album that's startling and breathtakingly beautiful. [Nov 2019, p.109]
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 45
  2. Negative: 2 out of 45
  1. Oct 13, 2019
    10
    A truly masterpiece. Angel Olsen pulled out one of the best albums of my life. I tend to do walks in parks to listen new albums and whenA truly masterpiece. Angel Olsen pulled out one of the best albums of my life. I tend to do walks in parks to listen new albums and when Tonight played tears start falling fro my eyes while the Autumn leaves were falling, pushed by the wind. It was truly a magic moment to me.
    We tend to relate more when the music mimics our momentary feelings and maybe that's way it moved me to much. The strings are magnificent, coming forward and backward on each music to give space to words and sentiments, making it a moment between Rock and Classic (it was a moment that remembered me of Homogenic from Bjork, the way two different spaced mixed so well in a rare moment).
    I've read some of the negative comments and I was shocked in seeing so many people hating the album. For me, it's her best yet and I'm profoundly in love.
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  2. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    Perfeito, apenas isso. Um álbum com letras incríveis pensadas nos mínimos detalhes.
  3. 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
  4. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    how can this have only 5,9 in the user score? this website is full of little kids who only listen to taylor swift. no wonder why she said "heyhow can this have only 5,9 in the user score? this website is full of little kids who only listen to taylor swift. no wonder why she said "hey kids spelling is fun " lmao Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    her best album yet. maybe if y’all actually listened to the album you’d think twice about giving it a 0. stay pressed swifties
  6. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    A masterpiece, album of the year contender, the arrangements and her vocals are other worldly
  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.

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