Burn Your Fire for No Witness

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Burn Your Fire for No Witness
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Studio album by Angel Olsen
Released February 17, 2014 (2014-02-17)
Genre
Length 44:20
60:17 (deluxe edition)
Label Jagjaguwar
Producer John Congleton
Angel Olsen chronology
Half Way Home
(2012)
Burn Your Fire for No Witness
(2014)
My Woman
(2016)

Burn Your Fire for No Witness is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Angel Olsen. It was released in February 2014 under Jagjaguwar Records. Forgiven/Forgotten, Hi-Five and Windows were released as singles. A deluxe edition was released on November 18, 2014 with five additional tracks.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic84/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB+[3]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
NME9/10[7]
Pitchfork8.3/10[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[10]
Spin7/10[11]

Burn Your Fire for No Witness garnered broadly positive reviews from critics. Turntable Kitchen called it "spellbinding and beautifully composed," while further describing it as "an album spilling over with heart-swelling and painfully visceral romance."[12] The A.V. Club named it the best album of 2014. The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop annual critics' poll named Burn Your Fire for No Witness the eighth-best album of 2014.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Angel Olsen, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Unfucktheworld"2:05
2."Forgiven/Forgotten"2:03
3."Hi-Five"2:57
4."White Fire"6:55
5."High & Wild"3:53
6."Lights Out"4:27
7."Stars"4:38
8."Iota"3:27
9."Dance Slow Decades"4:05
10."Enemy"5:43
11."Windows"4:07

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 81
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 55
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 146
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 64
US Billboard 200[17] 71
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[18] 16
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[19] 12
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[20] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Burn Your Fire for No Witness by Angel Olsen". Metacritic. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Burn Your Fire for No Witness – Angel Olsen". AllMusic. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (February 18, 2014). "Previously subdued songwriter Angel Olsen cranks up the volume". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kot, Greg (February 17, 2014). "Review: Angel Olsen's new album builds on her life's dramas". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ Hann, Michael (February 13, 2014). "Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness – review". The Guardian. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness". Mojo (244): 90. March 2014. 
  7. ^ Snapes, Laura (February 17, 2014). "Angel Olsen – 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness'". NME. Archived from the original on October 1, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay (February 17, 2014). "Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness". Q (332): 117. March 2014. 
  10. ^ Powell, Mike (February 18, 2014). "Burn Your Fire for No Witness". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  11. ^ Soto, Alfred (February 21, 2014). "Angel Olsen's Stark, Fraught 'Burn Your Fire for No Witness' Is Equal Parts Heat and Smoke". Spin. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Musical Pairings: Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness - Turntable Kitchen". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  16. ^ "Angel Olsen | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  17. ^ "Angel Olsen Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  18. ^ "Angel Olsen Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  19. ^ "Angel Olsen Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  20. ^ "Angel Olsen Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 24, 2017.