A fair warning to the ghosted, dumped or dejected: Angel Olsen's new album, My Woman, will absolutely crush you. The rocksmith has always peddled in hymnals for the lovesick — and by "lovesick," I mean those poor souls who text novels and write songs to win back exes; who react to infidelity by taking a week's nap; who feel the butterflies in every milligram of marrow. But while Olsen's third album easily stands as her most devastating (and best) work to date, it's her most uplifting, as well — and not just because main single "Shut Up Kiss Me" is a blistering beacon of a torch song (although her demands on the chorus epitomize the album's acrid, aggressive concept of vulnerability). In press releases, Olsen has referred to the new LP as a work rooted in the feminine, but its gritty arrangements and unflinching ballads transcend gender. After all, what's more universal than heartbreak, and the songs concerning it?

Anyway, enough of my bellyaching. Stream My Woman below. It's great. Just don't listen to it while looking at pictures of your ex.

MY WOMAN is out now via Jagjaguwar.

ANGEL OLSEN on TOUR

Sept. 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Sept. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Sept. 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
Sept. 12 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Sept. 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sept. 15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sept. 16 – Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundstage
Sept. 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sept. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Sept. 20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Sept. 21 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Sept. 22 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
Sept. 23 – Montreal, Quebec @ Pop Montreal
Sept. 24 – Toronto, Ontario @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Sept. 26 – Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch
Sept. 27 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Sept. 30 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Oct. 01 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
Oct. 13 – Brighton, England @ Concorde 2
Oct. 14 – Manchester, England @ Club Academy
Oct. 15 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SWG3 Studio Warehouse
Oct. 16 – Bristol, England @ The Marble Factory
Oct. 17 – London, England @ KOKO
Oct. 19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Kampnagel
Oct. 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Koncerthuset, Studie 2
Oct. 21 – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
Oct. 22 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Strand
Oct. 23 – Goteborg, Sweden @ Pustervik
Oct. 25 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater
Oct. 26 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere
Oct. 27 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F
Oct. 28 – Koeln, Gremany @ Stadgarten
Oct. 29 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
Nov. 4 – Paris, France @ La Gaite Lyrique
Nov. 6 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands @ Tolhuistuin