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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for Katie Crutchfield's music project was produced with John Agnello.
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Recite Remorse
I was shaking like a leaf I was clenching my fists I was losing my mind, yeah I was dancing with the death When I stood in my front yard Felt the sun... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jul 12, 2017
    100
    Each Waxahatchee album has felt like a big step forward, and Out In The Storm feels like the biggest one yet.
  2. Jul 13, 2017
    82
    While lacking the close mic’d intimacy of her early work, Out in the Storm is equally immersive, with songs that play like fiery exorcisms.
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    Jul 5, 2017
    80
    Songs are steeped in creeping '90s guitar with ear-catching lyrics, plus a sense of vibrancy that comes from the fact Crutchfield really does have something to say. [Aug 2017, p.38
  4. Jul 10, 2017
    80
    The elements needed to make Katie Crutchfield one of the greatest songwriters in indie rock have always been present, just not slotted together perfectly. When they do so on large amounts of Out In The Storm, the record provides of the most satisfying pinnacles of the year.
  5. Jul 19, 2017
    80
    Even at roughly the same length as past Waxhatchee albums, Storm feels more compact. The second half sags briefly between the undifferentiated buzz of “Hear You” and delicate breathiness of “A Little More,” but in the final stretch, the band pulls through.
  6. 75
    While her songwriting hasn’t quite made the same leaps that prior records have shown, Out in the Storm offers a unique perspective: that of someone happier and stronger for the pain endured.
  7. Jul 5, 2017
    60
    After a while, Crutchfield's melodies also blend together, especially during the album's middle stretch, where the similar-sounding “Sparks Fly” and “Brass Beam” are sequenced back to back.

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  1. Aug 26, 2017
    10
    Incredible album. Easily the best album of the year. if you are not a fan of waxahatchee already get aboard. This is the best band goingIncredible album. Easily the best album of the year. if you are not a fan of waxahatchee already get aboard. This is the best band going today. Her voice and her arrangements are not of this earth. Expand
  2. Aug 8, 2017
    8
    Electrifying herself in a surge of new found energy, Waxahatchee comes out of the storm swinging with a thunderous boldness that shakes theElectrifying herself in a surge of new found energy, Waxahatchee comes out of the storm swinging with a thunderous boldness that shakes the foundations of this album to the core while still maintaining the deep introspect that won over her fanbase in the first place. Few albums have ever roared with such a sense of fierce and irrepressible independence. Expand
  3. Aug 15, 2017
    7
    This is the kind of sense within nuance that will create a solid listening experience whenever paired with a trained and resourceful musician,This is the kind of sense within nuance that will create a solid listening experience whenever paired with a trained and resourceful musician, and although nothing was ever pushed to the degree of being magical, Crutchfield’s keen ear for creating sonic space within playful instrumentation makes this work meaningful. My Score: 133/180 (Solid) = 7.4/10 Expand