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The Artist is 5-Stars Plus. The production was awful. Wish she'd produced it herself
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020
What should coulda woulda been Sharon Van Etten's best album ever (and that is a high water mark because she's a hard act to follow even by her own self!) was done a major disservice by her producer and possibly whoever mixed this record. They pulled out every stop and threw in the kitchen sink to obscure, manipulate, dis-empower, and drown out her naturally powerful, emotional, dyno-mite, sensitive, strong, vulnerable, incomparable and fully authentic voice with robotic/inorganic/superfluous/amateurish effects and gimmicks that robbed this record of its deserved potential.