End of Summer Songs & Opinions on Angel Olsen

End of Summer Songs

With lyrics about sun, surf, and young love, there are plenty of songs that welcome in the summer. But how do you musically say goodbye to warm weather and prepare for the fall? Jim and Greg swap their swim trunks for their sweaters and share their favorite End of Summer Songs.

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End of Summer Songs

Labor Day Weekend is here and it’s the last gasp of days at the pool, outdoor barbecues and fun in the sun. As fall starts to set in we say goodbye to the sunny season with our End of the Summer playlist.

Greg

  • James Brown, September Song
  • Donna Summer, Autumn Changes
  • Weekend, Coma Summer
  • Cousteau, The Last Good Day Of The Year

Jim

  • Neil Young, Sugar Mountain
  • Death Cab for Cutie, Summer Skin
  • Rod Stewart, Maggie May
  • Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, Summer Wine

Listener Picks

  • Laura from Melbourne: Don Henley, The Boys of Summer
  • Todd from Chicago: Grandaddy, Summer... It’s Gone
  • Pat from Albuquerque: Beat Happening, Indian Summer
  • Nathan from Chicago: The Afghan Whigs, Summer’s Kiss

My Woman Angel Olsen

MY WOMAN

My Woman is Angel Olsen’s second album for Jagjaguwar, following 2014’s acclaimed Burn Your Fire for No Witness. The Asheville-via- St. Louis-and- Chicago singer-songwriter is working now with producer Justin Raisen, known for more pop-oriented work for Sky Ferreira and Charli XCX. But Greg says that rather than introduce a pop sheen, Olsen uses Raisen to bring out the drama in her songs. From touches of goth and glam rock, Greg is hearing moves Olsen has never used before. He loves that her complicated and disconcerting lyrics are brought to the forefront. Jim agrees that Olsen is fantastic at confronting difficult emotions in her lyrics. And he loves the unique ambience of her records – he places Angel Olsen’s work in the shortlist for best uses of reverb of all time. It’s a double Buy It from both critics.

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