Weathervanes - Freelance Whales
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14

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  1. Feb 8, 2011
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Nothing new there, but whoever likes Sufjan Stevens and Postal Service will enjoy listening to this album... Sometimes, not too often, or you'll eventually get bored though... Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2011
    6
    Good ol indie pop, average album here. Not bad for a debut album they have a few highlights here like Generator ^ 2nd Floor and Hannah. Good band some good songs here, re-playable, sharable. Not breaking any boundaries here. Postal Service fans who are too good for Owl City, will love this album.
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
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  1. Jan 5, 2011
    91
    Weathervanes' intriguing, thought-provoking lyrics and concept-album nature-it's about a boy who falls in love with a girl ghost-make it a literate-pop gem.
  2. Fans of Owl City and The Postal Service will relish such good clean fun, quite literally when Dadone warbles, "Don't let the bathwater get too high" on Starring. [Oct 2010, p.107]
  3. The whole thing wafts along in a pastel anasthaesia, Dadone's vocals rubbing against barely-there songs crafted with shards of synth, glockenspiel and harmonium. Conversely, the only times Weathervanes descends into twee is where it tries too hard to be noticed.