End of Summer Songs

End of Summer Songs & Opinions on Angel Olsen

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.

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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.


Featured Songs

  1. Neil Young, Sugar Mountain, Sugar Mountain – Live at Canterbury House 1968, Reprise, 1968
  2. James Brown, September Song, Soul On Top, King, 1970
  3. Death Cab For Cutie, Summer Skin, Plans, Barsuk, 2005
  4. Donna Summer, Autumn Changes, Four Seasons of Love, Casablanca, 1976
  5. The Magnetic Fields, Love Is Lighter Than Air, Get Lost, Merge, 1995
  6. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Summer Nights, Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture, RSO, 1978
  7. Don Henley, The Boys of Summer, Building the Perfect Beast, Geffen, 1984
  8. Grandaddy, Summer… It's Gone, Just Like the Fambly Cat, V2, 2006
  9. Rod Stewart, Maggie May, Every Picture Tells a Story, Mercury, 1971
  10. Weekend, Coma Summer, Sports, Slumberland, 2010
  11. Dusty Springfield, Summer is Over, Dusty, Phillips, 1964
  12. Crooked Fingers, Sleep All Summer, Dignity and Shame, Merge, 2005
  13. Beat Happening, Indian Summer, Jamboree, K, 1988
  14. The Afghan Whigs, Summer's Kiss, Black Love, Elektra, 1996
  15. Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, Summer Wine, Nancy & Lee, Reprise, 1967
  16. Cousteau, Last Good Day of the Year, Cousteau, Global Warming, 1998
  17. Angel Olsen, Shut Up Kiss Me, My Woman, Jagjaguwar, 2016
  18. Angel Olsen, Not Gonna Kill You, My Woman, Jagjaguwar, 2016
  19. Angel Olsen, Woman, My Woman, Jagjaguwar, 2016
  20. Angel Olsen, Pops, My Woman, Jagjaguwar, 2016
  21. Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, Pure Imagination, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Paramount, 1971
  22. The Lawrence Arms, On With the Show, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Fat Wreck Chords, 2003
  23. The New Radicals, You Get What You Give, Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too, MCA, 1998
  24. The Roots, Stomp, Undun, Def Jam, 2011
  25. Tangerine Dream, Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme), Sorcerer, MCA, 1977
  26. Savage & Spies, Lindsay's Escape, The Human Centipede, SoundCloud, 2009


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