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Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: The sixth full-length solo studio release for indie rock singer-songwriter Angel Olsen was co-produced with Jonathan Wilson.
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  • Record Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Genre(s): Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    Whatever Big Time’s genre, it is a mature and accomplished album; a requiem yet also a quiet celebration. It’s probably the most honest album you’ll hear all year.
  2. May 31, 2022
    100
    The album as a whole is a strong argument for Olsen being her generation’s finest songwriter.
  3. 90
    Big Time is really a remarkable and intimate display of growth on the part of the woman who made it, thread-bare and unashamed, competing with the new Kendrick Lamar album for new heights of self-flagellation, and glorious self affirmation; made all the more intense of course by that voice of Olsen’s, masculine and feminine at the same time, and frankly criminal wield with material this naked and bare.
  4. Jun 3, 2022
    81
    Not particularly easy work. But with Big Time—her clearest and most radiant music—Olsen set out to more deliberately foreground the virtue of ease.
  5. Jun 3, 2022
    80
    'Big Time' is a focused record that contains stunning examples of vulnerability, almost too exposed to watch. Her ability to shed layers artistically and emotionally, over and over, leaves you excited to see where her next destination may be.
  6. Just as on her recent EP of ’80s cover songs, ‘Aisles’, Olsen approached the decade’s tropes with care, and at no point does ‘Big Time’ descend into parody. Though it uses them in the same way those aforementioned greats did, to access the deep and real emotion at a song’s core and open it up to her listener as something irresistible.
  7. Jun 6, 2022
    70
    Olsen immerses herself into an intricately crafted and honest piece that doesn't resonate as distinctly her own.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 6, 2022
    10
    Masterpiece. I’ve been listening to this album on repeat for days as I bike through the mountains of Tennessee. Gorgeous, country-inspiredMasterpiece. I’ve been listening to this album on repeat for days as I bike through the mountains of Tennessee. Gorgeous, country-inspired songs with Angel’s idiosyncratic lyrical and vocal touch. Absolutely in love with this album. Expand
  2. Jun 3, 2022
    10
    La odisea de la vida a través del dolor para ubicarte sobre un trono de grandesa, es como ha sido el trasfondo y la conclusión de uno de losLa odisea de la vida a través del dolor para ubicarte sobre un trono de grandesa, es como ha sido el trasfondo y la conclusión de uno de los proyectos más sólidos por Angel Olsen; y es su voz que nos transporta a través de los caminos de la melancolía, la felicidad y la pasión por la vida, una voz que nos hace perder las cadenas y nos hace rebosar al sentir todas esas emociones, sin duda la producción country-alternativo nos hace sentir en casa pero es un todo lo que nos hace volar. Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2022
    10
    AMAZING!! Perfectly represents that feeling of despair from grief and love. Incredible album.
  4. Jul 14, 2022
    10
    Another ridiculously beautiful album about love and loss by one of the greatest songwriters of our time
  5. Jul 18, 2022
    10
    Perfect! It’s soft but strong in love! It doesn't sound boring, but makes people feel lingering. LOVE this album!
  6. Aug 4, 2022
    7
    A warm record about growth, searching and finding acceptance. This recird feel very reminiscent of Waxahachie 2020 opus "st. Cloud". ItA warm record about growth, searching and finding acceptance. This recird feel very reminiscent of Waxahachie 2020 opus "st. Cloud". It reminds me of unoccupied wetlands,wilderness and heat. Angel Olsen recently came out as gay and this record bares the traits of that discovery alongside the loss that came with her mothers death. "All of the good times" is one of my favorites due especially to that blast of horns aand energy toward the end or the acceptance of "chasing the sun" Expand
  7. Jun 13, 2022
    5
    Another indie artist deeps her toes on country music. Yawn. It's been done to death.

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