Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic 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. Oct 5, 2017
    90
    The Weather Station is Lindeman's loosest, most confident album yet, but it may also prove to be her most deeply psychological; she doesn't hold back.
  2. Oct 4, 2017
    90
    There are moments of ‘saneness and plainness’ on the album, but these are only short, giddy moments. The great bulk of material on it plays under the assertion that one conclusion, or one reading of a situation is impossible. Great works contain multitudes, and that is exactly what you’ll get here.
  3. Uncut
    Oct 3, 2017
    90
    Best of all, perhaps, the skill and imagination she displays in her arrangements suggest that there's a lot of scope for adventure in the future of a musician who found her groove but seems unlikely to get stuck in it. [Nov 2017, p.34]
  4. Oct 25, 2017
    84
    The only potential drawback to The Weather Station is that Lindeman’s mastery of rich melodies can sometimes overshadow her narrative lyrics. Her voice becomes another vital instrumental line in the pastiche, so it takes multiple alert listens (and ideally, a lyric sheet) to fully realize the album’s depth. Luckily, the album’s sweet, yet confident musicality encourages repeated spins
  5. Q Magazine
    Oct 24, 2017
    80
    A soul-baring album it may be, but The Weather Statio's forecast is still bright and breezy. [Dec 2017, p.113]
  6. Magnet
    Oct 17, 2017
    80
    These songs--even the quiet ones--are bold, messy, unflinching, humming with life. [No. 147, p.61]
  7. Oct 10, 2017
    80
    Tense and uncertain, The Weather Station will keep you tuning in.
  8. Oct 9, 2017
    80
    She finds new ways to bring her words to life, backed by a band with more urgency and energy than ever before.
  9. 80
    The Weather Station is a model example of expanding an act’s sound without losing sight of what made them great to begin with.
  10. Mojo
    Oct 3, 2017
    80
    Her pearlescent, Joni Mitchell-style voice and feel are the clearest yet. [Nov 2017, p.101]
  11. Oct 3, 2017
    80
    But it’s when she cuts loose from the serene guitar-voice template also favoured by her like-minded collaborator Bahamas (whose Afie Jurvanen is credited as “senior advisor” here) that the album really shines. Lush strings (arranged by Lindeman) bring a new richness to the songwriting, while upbeat tracks like Kept It All To Myself and Complicit showcase more playful vocal turns (the latter closing with a choir of layered vocals) and dense, twangy melodies.
  12. Oct 3, 2017
    80
    The album is streaked through with intelligent string orchestrations that don’t feel bolted onto the songs to pad out or prettify them but increase their psychological intensity.
  13. Oct 10, 2017
    75
    The Weather Station inhabits the intersection of personal and polished like few albums can.
  14. Oct 6, 2017
    75
    There’s plenty to unpack lyrically, too, which makes it ideal for a headphones listen. You know, not unlike Blue or Court And Spark.