Epic (Sharon Van Etten album)

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Studio album by Sharon Van Etten
Released September 21, 2010
Recorded Miner Street Recordings, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Indie rock, folk, indie folk, folk rock
Length 32:08
Label Ba Da Bing
Producer Brian McTear
Sharon Van Etten chronology
Because I Was in Love
(2009)Because I Was in Love2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10) [3]
PopMatters 8/10 stars [4]

epic is the second studio album by American singer–songwriter Sharon Van Etten. The final song on the album, "Love More" was originally recorded as part of the Shaking Through documentary video series produced by Weathervane Music, and has been covered in concert by high-profile artists such as Bon Iver, Dave Alvin, and The National.[5] Epic was recorded and mixed over 11 days in Philadelphia between May 28, 2010 and June 6, 2010 at Miner Street Recordings with Producer Brian McTear. The album features guest performances by singers Cat Martino and Meg Baird; Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant of the band She Keeps Bees; and David Hartley of The War on Drugs and the band Nightlands. The album was released on September 21, 2010 to critical acclaim.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sharon Van Etten.

No. Title Length
1. "A Crime" 3:13
2. "Peace Signs" 2:53
3. "Save Yourself" 4:59
4. "Dsharpg" 6:01
5. "Don't Do It" 5:05
6. "One Day" 4:43
7. "Love More" 5:14


  1. ^ "Epic - Sharon Van Etten". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Christopher, James (2010-09-21). "Epic - Sharon Van Etten". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Sharon Van Etten: Epic | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ Fiander, Matthew. "Sharon Van Etten: epic < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ "It's Epic! Sharon Van Etten Emerges From The Basement | Brooklyn (The Borough)". Brooklyntheborough.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-02-15.