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Prepare to be left breathless. On her third album, Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel uses a delicate balance of mood and orchestration to explore issues of personal space and privacy in our social media-obsessed world. A suite of piano, strings, and percussion provides a stunning framework for Obel’s imagination to build upon. Her crystalline falsetto is fragile yet never bows. On songs like “Mary” and “It’s Happening Again,” she manages tension with cinematic grace. Citizen of Glass is a deeply layered LP that inspires appreciative sighs on many levels—lyrical, musical, and beyond.

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Agnes is...

Agnes is a goddess walking among men.
Her music is always perfect.
Met her once, and she was short.


agnes' music is lush, gorgeous and ethereal. sit back and let yourself be taken in.

Illusion of a parallel world

Obel achieved another phase of her evolution of genre. The techniques and lyrics perhaps could be argued as have touched a greater depth. The songs generally conveys a sense of melancholic tranquility that echoes at listeners' back of minds.


Born: October 28, 1980 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel, born Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel on October 28, 1980, took up the piano at a very young age, honing her craft amidst the strains of Bartok and Chopin emanating from the fingers of her musician mother. She later drew inspiration from the work of Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson, and it was between those two worlds that her own sound began to emerge. Citing influences as diverse as PJ Harvey and Claude DeBussy, and drawing comparisons to the likes Ane Brun, Eva...
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Citizen of Glass, Agnes Obel
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  • $8.99
  • Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock
  • Released: Oct 21, 2016

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