Archive for the 'Sharon Van Etten' Category

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

“You told me the day / that you show me your face / we’d be in trouble for a long time. / I can’t wait / ’til we’re afraid / of nothing.” This is how Sharon Van Etten opens her fourth album – with people who are afraid of revealing themselves. When Van Etten sings […]

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) I’ve become obsessed with segues and album structure over the years. I appreciate, probably to excessive levels, a record that puts all of its parts together in a way that shows the strength of even the album’s weakest moments. […]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Information. We crave it, store it, need it. Thrive on it. When I am out and about I am constantly making notes in my phone: lists, things to look up, research, read. And at the same time there is a conflict — a part of me that laments the time before widespread google-ability, which, really, […]