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  • Summary: This is the second release for former Jackie-O Motherfucker member Natalie Mering as Weyes Blood.
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  • Record Label: Mexican Summer
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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Some Winters
You won't hold me in my arms any more. We've paid our price, learned from the sores. I'm already gone, the house of stone we built has turned into... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Oct 30, 2014
    90
    It's a stellar record, one that captivates both the heart and the imagination with an almost imperceptible grip, clutching the listener's attention with its painstakingly beautiful construction and a sadness that is all-consuming but somehow warm and comforting.
  2. Uncut
    Oct 30, 2014
    80
    Mering's atmospheric second album is a masterclass in spooked melancholia, clothing her cool Nico-esque vibrato in spine-shivering folk-noir arrangements. [Nov 2014, p.84]
  3. Oct 30, 2014
    80
    If you think you’ve heard songs more successful at melodrama and heavy mood than “Bad Magic” or more successful at the naked, perennial mode of “pure beauty” than “Requiem For Forgiveness,” I want you to forget them, because you are kidding yourself.
  4. Nov 3, 2014
    80
    Not quite folk songs or noise experiments or vocal soundscapes or really anything you can pin down by category, they are nonetheless very beautiful and as quietly striking as any music you’ll hear this year.
  5. Oct 30, 2014
    77
    These finely wrought songs introduce a fascinating and confidently subversive artist and offers a glimpse of the road she’s traveling.
  6. 75
    The Innocents is earthy melodrama for catacombs that deserves to be heard above ground. Weyes Blood’s gothic, magical realm has a dozen more doors to be opened on her sophomore LP. It’s just a matter of when the record ends up in your hands.
  7. Oct 30, 2014
    70
    There’s a heartfelt, gentle sadness inside The Innocents that just makes you want to throw your arms around it.
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