|Olsen, Angel / Strange Cacti|
|Album:||Strange Cacti||Collection:||General 12"|
|Add Date:||2012-05-26||Pull Date:||2012-07-29|
|Week Ending:||15 Jul||8 Jul||1 Jul||17 Jun||10 Jun|
|1.||May 17, 2016:||does radio suck? |
So That We Can Be Still
|4.||Dec 29, 2015:||Shytown and Friends |
Some Things Cosmic
|2.||May 03, 2016:||does radio suck? |
Drunk And With Dreams
|5.||Jan 08, 2015:||Meow: The Best Of The Decade So Far (2010-2014). |
|3.||Apr 30, 2016:||Life Aquatic |
|6.||Oct 09, 2013:||Meow After Midnight |
Don't let that enigmatic smile on the cover fool you. She's got issues, and every damned song on this EP will convey her angst to you! Still, it's all worthwhile, as Ms. Olsen makes up for all those waif-y "Alice @ 97.3"-types. She shreds, acoustically. I listened to this EP, and was quickly initially disappointed. Perhaps I was expecting "pop".|
At the risk of being short-sided, I've decided to give a capsule review of the three tracks on side a: "Tiniest Lights", "If It's Alive, It Will", and "So That We Can Be Still". To be honest, I couldn't tell 'em apart. Forgive my boorish, middle-aged male ways, OK? Vocals sound like Hope Sandoval, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Terri Nunn, Lady Gaga (really!), and that woman at the coffeehouse open mike. Funky, yodeling guitar-driven ballads, fraught with gypsy-anglo vibrato, albeit heartfelt.
b-side "Drink and with Dreams" - almost upbeat. HxJx pick-to-click!
"Some Things Cosmic" - Prom-night opiate make-out fiesta.
"Creator, Destroyer" - Yest another sad lament of love. HxJx's pick-to-click, despite *FCC* (f%#@-you's at end).
|1.||Tiniest Lights||4.||Drunk And With Dreams|
|2.||If It's Alive, It Will||5.||Some Things Cosmic|
|3.||So That We Can Be Still||6.||Creator, Destroyer|