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Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

  • Summary: The debut full-length release for Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson as Plains was recorded in Durham, North Carolina with collaborator and producer Brad Cook.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 17, 2022
    These are warm, lived-in songs, the sort that feel instantly classic, becoming canon without ever feeling like they’re trying all that hard to.
  2. Mojo
    Oct 12, 2022
    Frank and redemptive, it's a journey of small Texas towns and wide open spaces. [Nov 2022, p.89]
  3. Oct 12, 2022
    The talents of Crutchfield and Williamson cannot be underplayed, nor their deft ability to convey and intuit emotion.
  4. 80
    The swapping of leads with both voices joining on choruses is wonderfully executed, the songs float and swoop with the nervous anticipation that comes with looking forward to better days and the backing musicians add just enough weight to keep it all grounded.
  5. Oct 26, 2022
    Crutchfield and Williamson pack a lot in a short time through their inventive songwriting and expressive voices. The two singer-songwriters often stun the listener with their poetic directness.
  6. Dec 23, 2022
    As fine as the instrumental playing is here, Crutchfield and Williamson singing together creates magic.
  7. Oct 19, 2022
    The real highlight, though, is the title track’s sentimental musing on a lost lover or friend or relative, simple but gorgeous and drenched in honeyed harmonies. It’s the best thing here by a substantial margin. ... I Walked With You A Ways is undoubtedly a solid album, and you could do much worse if looking for a straightforward and accessible record in the country/Americana sphere.

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  1. Oct 17, 2022
    This is a nearly perfect album blending the edgy brilliance of Kate Crutchfield, frankly one of best songwriters alive, with the smooth,This is a nearly perfect album blending the edgy brilliance of Kate Crutchfield, frankly one of best songwriters alive, with the smooth, waltzy more traditional country of Jess Williamson. Their respective song contributions balance each other in the same way their harmonies flow: effortlessly and eternally pleasing. A gem of an album. Expand