Olsen, Angel / Aisles
Album:Aisles Collection:General
Artist:Olsen, Angel Added:Jan 2022

A-File Activity
Add Date:2022-02-26 Pull Date:2022-04-30 
Week Ending:May 1Apr 24Apr 17Apr 10Apr 3Mar 27Mar 20Mar 13

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 20, 2023:down in the basement
Eyes Without A Face
4.Dec 08, 2022:down in the basement
If You Leave
2.Mar 02, 2023:Down in the Basement
Eyes Without A Face
5.Nov 10, 2022:down in the basement
Eyes Without A Face
3.Jan 05, 2023:Down in the Basement
If You Leave
6.Aug 18, 2022:Down in the Basement
Eyes Without A Face

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2022-01-25 
“Aisles” Angel Olsen
5-track EP from North Carolina singer-songwriter, Angel Olsen. Psych rock-influenced covers of 80s synth pop radio hits that perhaps Olsen heard while shopping in supermarket aisles. An unexpected departure from some of her heavier material lately, including full albums in 2019 and 2020. RIYL: Soccer Mommy, Japanese Breakfast, 80s synth pop covers.
— Francis

Recommended: All good — possibly start with 2, 3, 1. No FCCs noted.

1. (4:37) Gloria — Dirge-like cover of the 1982 synth pop standard by Laura Branigan. Ominous, slightly warped vocals. Growling organs and synths. Piano. Reverbed percussion. ***
2. (4:40) Eyes Without A Face — Lighter version of Billy Idol’s 1983 classic. Syncopated beats. Chime-y piano. Distorted lead vocals. ****
3. (3:51) Safety Dance — Cover of Men Without Hats’ 1983 release. Moody, measured pace. Pulsing synth pop. Slightly dreary vocals with some intriguing effects. Choral-like backing vocals. Wall of synths swirling. ****
4. (4:29) If You Leave — Olsen’s impressive take on the 1986 hit by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD). Sweeter, but still distorted vocals. Shimmering, ethereal synths with some squiggles buoy the anthemic track.
5. (5:37) Forever Young — Cover of the 1984 release by German synth pop band, Alphaville. Reverent feeling — filled with church-like synths. Easy to imagine high school kids at an 80s prom dancing to this. Lengthy synth pop orchestra trail-out.

Track Listing
1.Gloria 3.Safety Dance
2.Eyes Without A Face 4.If You Leave
 5.Forever Young