Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. Oct 2, 2014
    80
    Whilst work on Radiohead’s ninth album may soon become priority, the assurance with which this album has been constructed shows that this is no trivial side project.
  2. 70
    Weatherhouse properly uncovers Selway as a compelling songwriter.
  3. Oct 6, 2014
    70
    This is an immaculately crafted, impossibly tasteful miniature, one that will satisfy any listener longing for a Radiohead stripped of future shock.
  4. Uncut
    Oct 1, 2014
    70
    A considerably more fully formed affair, rich in texture and atmosphere, though reprising Familial's aura of downbeat anxiety. [Nov 2014, p.83]
  5. Oct 1, 2014
    70
    It really is a confident collection of varied and sometimes truly interesting songs. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.79]
  6. Oct 1, 2014
    70
    Some of the tracks struggle to hold the listener’s interest.... Nevertheless, there are enough highs on here for this to be considered a very good, warm record.
  7. Oct 1, 2014
    70
    There are enough highlights here that make this a very enjoyable, if unvaried, record.
  8. Nov 10, 2014
    60
    Overall, Weatherhouse is a good album that could be better if it were only redesigned around its own strengths.
  9. Mojo
    Nov 6, 2014
    60
    Eclectic as it is, Weatherhouse is largely convincing evidence of a singular voice being belatedly found. [Nov 2014, p.99]
  10. Oct 15, 2014
    60
    The lyrical tone is often foreboding, but Selway's vaporous tenor, which suggests a less paranoid Thom Yorke, is reassuring.
  11. Oct 7, 2014
    60
    Weatherhouse houses its own experiences but could just be listened to as a sub-experience of Radiohead. It shares many of experimental shifts using beat and synths to explore mood, only without the hooks and utterly unique melodies that nobody but Radiohead can produce.
  12. Q Magazine
    Oct 3, 2014
    60
    Selway is a songwriter still new to the task and yet already leaning in toward middle age, and the perspective he brings to writing adult rock music is both fresh and contemplatively knowing. [Nov 2014, p.117]
  13. Oct 27, 2014
    50
    The mask of the brooding troubadour doesn’t quite fit: the LP is marred by below-par, uninspired vocals and rudimentary lyrics.
  14. 50
    The album is an interesting but probably forgettable footnote in the history of one of the most influential bands of the 21st century.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 10, 2014
    10
    Great opener, far more rhythmic and moody than Familial, beautiful melodies. Bears repeated listens - gets better every time, a good thing inGreat opener, far more rhythmic and moody than Familial, beautiful melodies. Bears repeated listens - gets better every time, a good thing in my opinion. Full Review »
  2. Oct 8, 2014
    8
    A big step forward from Familial. Familial had a hard time keeping my attention due to most of the songs sounding the same. However,A big step forward from Familial. Familial had a hard time keeping my attention due to most of the songs sounding the same. However, Weatherhouse is very mellow and a joy to listen to. Full Review »