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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release Tamara Lindeman project was co-produced with Marcus Paquin, who also mixed the record.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    This is an album whose bone-deep grief sits inside music that’s very easy to tap a toe to.
  2. Feb 5, 2021
    90
    Every moment feels lush and welcoming, designed to reach as many people as possible.
  3. Feb 9, 2021
    90
    What's being attempted here is sensational, an unmissable combination of common emotions and abstract anxieties that shouldn’t work. And yet, when Lindeman shares with us, these songs explode with the air of something incredible.
  4. Feb 8, 2021
    84
    Instrumentally, Ignorance transcends the traditional folk that The Weather Station tirelessly perfected over the previous four albums. With an ever-expanding palette of sonics at her disposal, Lindeman weaves these tales of turmoil and regret through the usage of everything possible – horns, strings, several subtle non-acoustic guitars, and most prominently the piano. To reach the levels of awareness she sought required another level of sound, and it crackles throughout Ignorance.
  5. Feb 4, 2021
    80
    Ignorance, solidifies the 36 year-old as one of the most audaciously inventive auteurs working in the broad singer-songwriter tradition. This ten song collection broadens the Weather Station’s sonic palette by foregrounding fluttering flutes, crisp orchestral sections, and, most importantly, a propulsive rhythm section.
  6. Feb 3, 2021
    80
    'Ignorance' is a well-crafted and heart-felt piece of work that dances seamlessly through the caverns of dark and light, a perfect offering to hold onto with hope.
  7. Feb 5, 2021
    70
    As a whole, Ignorance can carry an audience through beautiful arrangements and atmosphere. However, and perhaps as a result of the beauty of the music and her delivery, Lindeman’s goal of delivering emotional lyrics hits shy of the mark. Instead, we’re left hanging on to every note.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Feb 5, 2021
    10
    First Weather Station album I've heard and it's just immaculate... her voice and the instrumentation are so gorgeous on every song. HerFirst Weather Station album I've heard and it's just immaculate... her voice and the instrumentation are so gorgeous on every song. Her songwriting is outstanding, and every song has pleasant surprises. STRONG contender for album of the year.
    Favorite tracks: Parking Lot, Heart, Subdivisions
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  2. Jul 25, 2021
    10
    I think this is a very good album, nature and human emotion to achieve a state of abnormal balance. The first seven songs are very coherent,I think this is a very good album, nature and human emotion to achieve a state of abnormal balance. The first seven songs are very coherent, the first five songs are one, It's a little soft at the end, but it's still great. A lot of people who don't like this album are obsessed with the repetitive drumming and find it boring, but maybe you could focus on the lyrics, and the little, subtle details. "robber"–The jazz element at the end of the song, In "Atlantic", the synthesizer imitates the sound of the shearwaters, and the magnificent atmosphere of the sunset dyed the water red. about parking lot(one of my favorite songs )Help! The lyrics are so good, I get goose bumps every time I hear a piece of sky hanging from the ceiling and a few words describe a heavy sense of helplessness. The finale is just like the scene mentioned at the beginning of the song, and the strings are like birds singing through the traffic, through the noise, until the climax, and the curtain call. The total feeling is not only a musical point, but also a kind of aesthetics. Expand
  3. May 17, 2021
    10
    This really is a stone-cold masterpiece. Who knew grief would prove to be the tenor of the times? Ignorance charts it every bit asThis really is a stone-cold masterpiece. Who knew grief would prove to be the tenor of the times? Ignorance charts it every bit as exquisitely as Cassandra Jenkins' remarkable Overview on Phenomenal Nature. Subdivisions could have been written in the car alongside Jenkins' on Hard Drive. And it's every bit as astounding. Can't imagine anything bettering these two any time soon. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2021
    9
    One of my favorite albums this year, probably the most "complete" I've heard. Incredible lyrics, musicianship, pacing.. It only falls flatOne of my favorite albums this year, probably the most "complete" I've heard. Incredible lyrics, musicianship, pacing.. It only falls flat with some of the slower numbers, but even those songs are lyrically rich. It won't blow you away with big choruses, but it's a smooth, effortless listen Expand
  5. Mar 24, 2021
    8
    Not the masterpiece that most of the reviews rave about, but certainly a very good album with very interesting sound, well-crafted songwritingNot the masterpiece that most of the reviews rave about, but certainly a very good album with very interesting sound, well-crafted songwriting and emotional depth (without sounding "heavy"). Not a mastepiece, but defenitely The Weather Station's masterpiece. Leading single "Robber" is mouth-dropping. It is that one-in-a-million-song type. You can't except that from the whole album. It would not be fair. The instrumentations call you to study them. Expand
  6. Feb 5, 2021
    7
    First listen an it already contends as a year highlight. The contemplative optimism never feels worn out . Strangely reminiscent of sharon vonFirst listen an it already contends as a year highlight. The contemplative optimism never feels worn out . Strangely reminiscent of sharon von etten's 2019 release yet still singular. She has something to say and says it eloquently . The catchy "i tried to tell you "discusses missed opportunities:romance, chances. "Separated" examines a failing relationship that hasn't been ended. The anti capitalist anthem "robber "still steals our hearts in the context of the full album. This is the climate change album we all needed. Favourites:robber,i tried to tell you,parking lot. Expand
  7. Mar 11, 2021
    2
    i mean i don’t know what’s wrong with pitchfork, they are so tasteless... this album is bad but nice try

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