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Are We There

Sharon Van EttenVinyl
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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For all the attention that was paid to her 2012 break-through Tramp, Sharon Van Etten is an artist with a hunger to turn another corner and to delve deeper, writing from a place of honesty and vulnerability to create a bond with the listener that few contemporary musicians can match. Compelled by a restless spirit, Van Etten is continuously challenging herself. Now, the result is Are We There, ... Read more in Amazon's Sharon Van Etten Store

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  • Vinyl (May 27, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • ASIN: B00INXSJEA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,926 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Afraid of Nothing (4:07)
2. Taking Chances (3:52)
3. Your Love is Killing Me (6:20)
4. Our Love (3:54)
5. Tarifa (4:52)
6. I Love You But I'm Lost (4:20)
7. You Know Me Well (4:33)
8. Break Me (4:03)
9. Nothing Will Change (3:17)
10. I Know (3:37)
11. Every Time the Sun Comes Up (4:24)

Editorial Reviews

Sharon Van Etten writes from free-flowing emotional honesty and vulnerability, creating a bond with the listener that few contemporary musicians can match. Are We There is a self-produced album of exceptional intimacy, sublime generosity, and immense breadth.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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Sharon Van Etten has a beautiful voice which never fails to get deeply under your skin. If you have enjoyed her past releases this is a continuation and a growth. There seems to be added instruments to fill out the sound a bit more, though never to the point of overwhelming her voice or the mood and emotion she is invoking. As I was listening the first time I remember thinking that she sounds more confidant, then I noticed the first two tracks were Afraid of Nothing and Taking Chances, so that might be a conscious choice on her part. Still she shares her rawer emotions, which she drills into your heart with that voice. She will certainly never be a one hit wonder and this collection proves it with charm, beauty, grace and heart.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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“Every Time the Sun Comes Up” is a deep and scarring song and leaves you thinking man, Sharon Van Etten made a really great album. If you don’t get any other song, grab that one. Compared to Tramp’s quiet moody album-closer “Joke or a Lie”, this one really leaves on a bang that has shown how much she has grown as a songwriter. ARE WE THERE does feel repetitive sometimes only because her voice is so specific sounding. Vocal range isn’t a highlight but she bleeds with a ton of emotion and I feel like she seems so much more focused and present on this record. Stand-out tracks are definitely: “Every Time the Sun Comes Up”, “Your Love is Killing Me”, “I Know” and “Taking Chances” I’m pleased with it and will be listening for many months to come!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharon Van Etten - Afraid of Nothing May 28, 2014
Format:Audio CD
It was becoming obvious around the time of Sharon Van Etten's 2010 release "Epic" that we were witnessing the journey of a singer songwriter from obscurity to major league contender. Van Etten's last album "Tramp" verged on magical with songs to tussle with, live with and eventually fall in love with. She has never been shy to share her deepest emotions but on this new album she lays herself bare. "Are we there" represents a troubling emotional crash put to music. It is the story of a relationship wrecked by the demands of career and dark hints of abuse. Instrumentally the album is her most piano based yet and whilst the songs are about hurt they are nevertheless accessible and uniformly great. The opener "Afraid of Nothing" starts with a simple piano note, a lightly chiming guitar and a brilliant vocal from Van Etten. It is great song and draws you back time after time but better is to follow. The real killer track on the album is "Your Love is killing me" a staggering six minutes plus of musical catharsis. It commences with a funereal organ and oozes raw power from the off and what about those lyrics? They are littered with anger and regret not least "When I let you walk over me/You tell me that you like it/You love me as you torture me/You told me that you liked it". Not since "Blood on the Tracks" has a wrecked relationship been charted with such devastating force.

The fireworks, which follow, are not as explosive but there is great music to be discovered. The gentle ballad "Our Love" is almost sweet by comparison, yet even here she confesses that "I'm reliving my own hell / someone throws the ladder down / Still don't know what I have found in our love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She is there again May 29, 2014
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It's difficult to top a release like her 2012 "Tramp" but if "Are We There" doesn't match it, it certainly comes close. As with her last I've skipped around the songs fixating on one before discovering another, and I'll leave it up to others to analyze them. This is the kind of music to savor, and I expect I'll be listening to this in my car over and over again. For fans of Ms Van Etten, this should certainly live up to expectations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very fine album May 29, 2014
Format:Audio CD
This is a very fine album which has real musical and lyrical intelligence and genuine feeling underlying it. Sharon van Etten has a powerful, haunting voice and uses some rather unconventional harmonies which have great dramatic effect. Coupled with her original chord structures and melodic invention, it all goes to make songs which are distinctive and very powerful. They're not always an easy, relaxing listen by any means but they draw you in and often have a powerful emotional impact. There is also true beauty here in places – the lovely falling cadences in I Know and the beautiful Our Love, for example. There is more to be heard here every time I listen to it.

The whole album is a bit of real class, I think, and has the lasting quality of beauty built on noble bones. Red on Black has already written an excellent review here and has said much of what I was going to say, so I won't bang on needlessly. I suggest you rear RoB's review, listen to a few samples and snap this up. It is something quite special.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captures her talent June 6, 2014
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Having seen Sharon Van Etten in concert a few times, I have found that her previous albums didn't capture the talent I've seen on stage. This album finally does it.

In this collection of songs, Sharon really does catapult herself to the top echelon of singer/songwriters, male or female. The instruments complement her compelling voice better than her previous albums. She is a special artist, something she proves over and over again on every song in this album.

Can't wait to see her live again in a couple of weeks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not as good as her previous album
Published 24 days ago by C. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars arewethere
love the songs
Published 29 days ago by Liza Berrout
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful slow-burner from Van Etten
A wonderful slow-burner from Van Etten, showing a developing maturity as arranger of her own work. Not as grand in scope and execution as 2012's Tramp, which took Van Etten's... Read more
Published 29 days ago by S. MCGIRR
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great tunes, great price
Published 1 month ago by Joni Watkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Am falling in love with Sharon Van Etten
Published 1 month ago by C A Harmon
2.0 out of 5 stars I have like Sharon Van Etten in the past and I really ...
I have like Sharon Van Etten in the past and I really wanted to like this album. I bought it without listening to any part of it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kendalyn Thuma
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharon Van Etten Music
Are We There by Sharon Van Etten some of the best song I've heard. I enjoyed Taking Chances, Every Time the Sun Comes Up and Tarifa are my top picks from this album.
Published 2 months ago by randyrichards
2.0 out of 5 stars Brooklyn Hipster Indie Calling Card
I loved Because I Was In Love and Epic was just that, Peace Signs has taken up permanent residence on top of my most played list. Read more
Published 2 months ago by lime2loom
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
it was okay expected more of the sound of her first song on side one. mike
Published 2 months ago by mike meraz
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharon van etten
Sharon van eaten first heard her on later so got are we there. This is an excellent CD not a poor song on it liked her that much have ordered two more of her cds if you like folk... Read more
Published 2 months ago by richard r
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