Sharon Van Etten
one of the most engaging & stunningly performed albums in a long time - moves from early pj harvey-esque dark guitar & defiant rock through to graceful, sublime, declarative hymns.
with help from members of the national, wye oak, & beirut, van etten breathes life into a stunning set of songs. appearing effortless, ‘warsaw’ rolls out of the speakers with woozy electric guitars & the swaying pound of drums, the constant unity of van etten’s devoted delivery, her profoundly incisive yet simple lyricism & the deeply emotional playing of her top notch collaborators makes the songs timeless, organic & elevates her, & her listeners, to some remarkable heights. “robust alt-rock in the arcade fire tradition… a graceful distinctive album” 4/5 – uncut.
***deluxe 2cd format is very limited & exclusive to a handful of shops - contains demo versions of all the album tracks & unreleased rarities***
ami recommends: "quite simply one of the most engaging & stunningly performed albums in a long, long time, backed up by one of my favourite gigs this year".
natasha recommends: "perfectly-paced "proper" songwriting – inventively structured, masterfully sequenced, wonderfully melodic & fleshed out with captivating instrumentation - every song is an album highlight!".
- Give Out
- In Line
- All I Can
- We Are Fine
- Magic Chords
- I’m Wrong
- Joke Or A Lie