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Generally favorable reviews- based on 209 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: 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. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 46
  2. Negative: 2 out of 46
  1. Oct 8, 2019
    10
    This is my new favorite thing in the entire universe. So soft and sweet, yet at times so demanding and powerful. Angel Olsen is an artist toThis is my new favorite thing in the entire universe. So soft and sweet, yet at times so demanding and powerful. Angel Olsen is an artist to keep an eye out for. Expand
  2. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    Amazing! The best album of the year!!! Extremely emotional, complex and poetic! Angel Olsen always perfect!
  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
    Her best album yet. This woman is doing incredible and unique things. This new album
    Is no exception.
  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
    Seriously? People are ripping on this album and comparing it to Lover by TS? Get the **** out. Stop talking about who has “the” album of theSeriously? People are ripping on this album and comparing it to Lover by TS? Get the **** out. Stop talking about who has “the” album of the year and realize all of these artists are in completely different fields. So if you don’t like this go listen to Lover and drink your cotton candy-blended drinks. Now if you want to listen to one of the most innovative artists of our time, stay here! This album is cool! Elusive and instrumentally experimental! Takes you somewhere else. Between this and Lana’s album, this has been an amazing season for albums, in my opinion. 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.

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