10 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Spectral visions haunt Agnes Obel’s remarkable third studio album. You can hear them in the wraithlike harmonies that shadow her mournful vocal melody on “It’s Happening Again,” in the eerie celestial layers of the stately “Trojan Horses,” and in the discombobulating sonic textures and claustrophobic lyrics of “Stretch Your Eyes.” Obel is fully in charge of these spirits, engaging them both aesthetically (her arrangements are uncharacteristically complex and captivatingly strange) and thematically, as she explores concepts connected to mortality, identity, and privacy.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Spectral visions haunt Agnes Obel’s remarkable third studio album. You can hear them in the wraithlike harmonies that shadow her mournful vocal melody on “It’s Happening Again,” in the eerie celestial layers of the stately “Trojan Horses,” and in the discombobulating sonic textures and claustrophobic lyrics of “Stretch Your Eyes.” Obel is fully in charge of these spirits, engaging them both aesthetically (her arrangements are uncharacteristically complex and captivatingly strange) and thematically, as she explores concepts connected to mortality, identity, and privacy.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

uuytggu ,

Agnes is...

Agnes is a goddess walking among men.
Her music is always perfect.
Met her once, and she was short.

aganetah45 ,

Amazing album!

I am so in love with it that I bought it on vinyl as soon as I knew it was out <3

A.Meredith ,

Illusion of a parallel world

Obel achieved another phase of her evolution of genre. The techniques and lyrics perhaps could be argued as have touched a greater depth. The songs generally conveys a sense of melancholic tranquility that echoes at listeners' back of minds.

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