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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the North Carolina-based singer-songwriter was produced by Justin Raisen.
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Shut Up Kiss Me
I ain't hanging up this time I ain't giving up tonight Even if you walk around As though you think you're right At your worst you still believe It's... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 100
    Here she sounds more assured, even in her darker moments, and her strong, versatile voice is as extraordinary as ever.
  2. 91
    Although her bio insists that the narratives within the record aren’t intended to comment on gender roles, My Woman strikes down the notion that neither Olsen’s artistry nor her womanhood can be limited.
  3. Uncut
    Sep 2, 2016
    90
    Her ambitious third record marks anther giant progression in an already distinguished career, and offers provocative thoughts on sacrifice and identity that should outlast its 48-minute runtime. [Oct 2016, p.22]
  4. Sep 1, 2016
    80
    Contradictory, complex, and worthy of endless re-listens, Angel Olsen has crafted her most compelling record to date.
  5. Q Magazine
    Sep 6, 2016
    80
    These are controlled, tempered, well-steered songs, capable of navigating genres. [Oct 2016, p.104]
  6. Sep 2, 2016
    80
    The elements that are new here play out like a means to an end for a songwriter with a tale to tell, one chock-full of raw emotions. The songs stand just fine on their own, too, out of context.
  7. Sep 13, 2016
    60
    My Woman is an odd, somewhat mismatched collection of good and then great songs that could have been more ghostly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 2, 2016
    10
    Confidently confused, unabashedly devoted to her feelings, she esteems intuition as a goddess worth building an altar for, it seems, insteadConfidently confused, unabashedly devoted to her feelings, she esteems intuition as a goddess worth building an altar for, it seems, instead of just burning a fire. These songs rock and roll. "I dare you to understand what makes me a woman," she croons, at first, then belts the last syllable, stretching it all the way around the earth. Challenge accepted. Expand
  2. Oct 5, 2016
    10
    Confidently confused, unabashedly devoted to her feelings, she esteems intuition as a goddess worth building an altar for, it seems, insteadConfidently confused, unabashedly devoted to her feelings, she esteems intuition as a goddess worth building an altar for, it seems, instead of just burning a fire. These songs rock and roll. "I dare you to understand what makes me Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2016
    10
    her voice is unique and her lyrics too
    i think sister is one of the best songs i hear from her, with acrobat
    one of the best albums of the
    her voice is unique and her lyrics too
    i think sister is one of the best songs i hear from her, with acrobat
    one of the best albums of the year so far
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  4. Sep 4, 2016
    9
    Buenisimo disco, de principio a fin, su voz es exquisita y muy diferente a lo que venimos escuchando recientemente, Shut Up Kiss Me es miBuenisimo disco, de principio a fin, su voz es exquisita y muy diferente a lo que venimos escuchando recientemente, Shut Up Kiss Me es mi favorita de todo el disco. Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2016
    9
    Angel Olsen steps up on her third album, adding more complexity and substance to her music. The lyrics can really speak to the owner of aAngel Olsen steps up on her third album, adding more complexity and substance to her music. The lyrics can really speak to the owner of a lonely soul , something many artists can't do. This album is also much more accessible for first time listeners, so it's very enjoyable. The best part of the album is that Olsen finds that sweet spot between good lyrics and music, making longer songs a very fun listen. Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2016
    7
    The girls at work have been blasting this record for the last 2 months at work. I mean, i like it a lot, Angel Olsen is a great musician andThe girls at work have been blasting this record for the last 2 months at work. I mean, i like it a lot, Angel Olsen is a great musician and the album is full of so much emotional torrent that it is absolutely fantastic. But...eh...i'm getting awfully sick of hearing it.... Expand
  7. Sep 21, 2016
    4
    I can get behind the the idea that the first five songs are worth listening, but as soon as the second half of the album starts it goes fullI can get behind the the idea that the first five songs are worth listening, but as soon as the second half of the album starts it goes full garbage. Angel has no songwriting talent whatsoever, and she's definitely not Liz Phair (she doesn't deliver her intimacy in a way that sounds even remotely revelatory). The title track is pointlessly long and slow, making for a capital-B Boring listen. This is a very mediocre work. Expand

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