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Epic

Sharon Van EttenAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 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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  • Audio CD (September 21, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ba Da Bing
  • ASIN: B003Y86JQE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,542 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2010 sophomore album from the singer/songwriter. Sharon Van Etten came to Brooklyn via Jersey via Tennessee via Jersey. Along the way, she sang in choirs, rejected her school's music program, worked at an all-ages venue, trained as a sommelier and got a full time job at a record label. She also had a few bad experiences in relationships. More than a few. Epic lays a romantic melancholy lining over the gravel and dirt of heartbreak, without one honest thought or feeling spared. She sings of betrayal, obsession, egotism and all the other emotions we hate in others and recognize in ourselves. Van Etten's grounded and clenched vocals convey the sense of hope--the notion that beauty can come out of the worst of circumstances. Epic is indeed that beauty.

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharon Van Etten - Epic? Probably! September 23, 2010
Format:MP3 Music
To entitle your sophomore album "Epic" is either a signal of outrageous boastfulness or supreme self confidence borne of the assurance that you have recorded an instant classic to rank with some of the years best albums. To add to this you are yet another female singer songwriter making your contribution when the past 12 months already stands jam packed to the rafters with great music within this genre. Yet bless her Sharon Van Etten has not only pushed herself to the front of the queue but recorded an album which is more than just run of the mill sweet folk melancholy but deals with a level of darkness and vulnerability which tends to put her in a linage stemming as much from Janis Joplin or Martha Wainwright as Joni Mitchell. Indeed "Epic" sounds to these ears to carve a distinct acoustic niche in the same way that say Bon Iver's "For Emma" did a couple of years back, and for example when you listen to songs like the lovely "DsharpG" its intensely difficult to locate its influences or musical pedigree except to recognise its all a bit special. Listen now on National Public Radio and set aside the rest of your music collection for a little while.

Sharon Van Etten lists a huge range of influences on her My Space page and echoes as diverse as Vashti Bunyan, Low, Neil Young, Antony & The Johnsons, Gillian Welch, and the Carpenters abound throughout the album. And guess what, kel surprise, she is from Brooklyn the new talent capital of the world with this record representing a step change on her Espers inspired "Because I was in love". This growth can be demonstrably charted on the epic (sorry) "Don't do it" full of swirling guitars almost reminiscent of the best of the Cocteau Twins with a vocal of sweet dissonance that builds to "Cherry Coloured funk" proportions.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made My Top Ten List for 2010 March 27, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Artist reflects the feelings of the twenty something generation who are searching for love and commitment in a crazy world. In listening to the cd over the past few days, I was touched by the honesty with which Ms. Van Etten explored her past and hoped for a future where she would be sitting by the fire with her soulmate...one day. We should all take a lesson from Ms. Van Etten about being strong, brave, and caring in a world that can be very cruel at times. Not many of us are able to share our feelings with others in a very public forum, I am glad Ms. Van Etten did. I look forward to following her career as she continues to grow as a singer and songwriter.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It September 28, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I love Sharon Van Etten. She has a way of being wise and cool without pretense. The music is sublime, and great for a rainy day alone. Get it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is the stuff May 29, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Van Etten is honest. It's in her lyrics and in her voice. The record could be the typical singer/songwriter crap, but it transcends. It helps that she's recording with a band now, so the songs are more than just guitar and voice. I like.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By John H
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Sharon has got a great voice and writes great songs. Everything she's done so far is of a high standard and Epic is, albeit quietly, well named. She's in the tradition of the bluesy, soulful, alternative folk rockers and in my opinion compares favorably with Cat and Beth. A really good investment. I'll be playing it for years to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful album December 21, 2012
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Sharon Van Etten has the ability (rare these days) to write a memorable song. In a former time, her music would have been played on mainstream radio and attained top 40 status.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless CD! May 21, 2012
By Heath
Format:Audio CD
Having listened to Tramp first, then backing up to Because I Was In Love, this CD seems to be a nice middle ground between the two.
Because I Was In Love was a slow CD. Amazing, but very quite slow, while Tramp was faster and louder.
Epic, on the other hand, has some songs from both ends of the stick.
Love More and DsharpG are in the vein of Because I Was In Love, and the rest of the tracks feel more like a mixture between what she did on In Love and Tramp.
My favourite track is "Love More." Haunting and sad, without being overly dramatic or screaming into the mic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SVE
Van Etten is a singer-songwriter who writes lyrics like no other, and her musicality is up to the task of representing them. Read more
Published 7 days ago by greg s.
3.0 out of 5 stars this should be an EP
whats on here is good, but theres only seven songs, two of which seem kind of like fillers. its good, but i wasn't happy about paying album price for EP length.
Published 3 months ago by Matthew Burke
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
Such a haunting, personal and beautiful record. It's seven songs of perfection. SVE's voice will be in your head for days.
Published 9 months ago by J. Ramirez
5.0 out of 5 stars an absolutely incredible record
maybe i'm a little biased because i love all of sharon's records and have had the pleasure of seeing her live and meeting her on multiple occasions, but this is a seriously... Read more
Published 13 months ago by heavysounds
4.0 out of 5 stars Epic - Sharon Van Etten
Great album. Adore Sharon Van Etten voice and I believe this was her first album which is even more impressive.
Published 19 months ago by yquemayra
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic
Of her three thus far, this is my favorite Sharon Van Etten album. It's deeply personal, deeply moving, and the tunes are catchy too. Read more
Published on March 3, 2012 by Colin
1.0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly the worst album ever recorded
I actually read a review of this CD in an Atlanta-based music magazine. They gave it something like 3-1/2 stars out of 4 and talked about how this woman is maturing as an artist... Read more
Published on March 22, 2011 by Mal
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