Agnes Obel – Citizen of Glass

Album Review by Pete Wild | 01 Nov 2016
  • Agnes Obel – Citizen of Glass
Album title: Citizen of Glass
Artist: Agnes Obel
Label: Play It Again Sam
Release date: 4 Nov

Agnes Obel’s third album finds her a long way away from the sweet Tori Amos-style pop that adorned her first album, Philharmonics.

Building on the more experimental palette of 2013’s Aventine, Citizen of Glass delivers an ambitious and accomplished collection of pretty, ornate artefacts that are strange – in a Kristin Hersh sort of way, in the cases of Stone or Grasshopper, and transporting Golden Green and Mary to a particularly Joanna Newsom-esque realm. Album opener Stretch Your Eyes is challenging, meanwhile, and wouldn't be out of place on PJ Harvey's Hope Six Demolition Project, yet is still uniquely Agnes Obel.

Listen to: Familiar, Golden Green. Mary