AOTY 2017
The Weather Station
The Weather Station - The Weather Station
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #41 / 648
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
2017 Ratings: #130
Your Review


Drowned in Sound
The fourth album from Tara Lindeman aka The Weather Station is this year’s most remarkable feat of songwriting. It shares a commonality with the greats.

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.

No one else is writing true-life songs with such a command of nuance and ellipsis, with such generosity of unguarded emotion and careful economy of means, like Sam Shepard writing haiku.
While the sheer impact of the group’s fourth album doesn’t detract from the strengths of their previous efforts, it has to be said that her fourth outing is by far Lindeman’s strongest so far, and a significant artistic progression from her previous work in almost every way. It’s hugely satisfying to see a follow-up that marks such a pronounced evolution from past works and, with their self titled album, The Weather Station have crafted a truly excellent album.

A forward-facing photo in stark black and white, The Weather Station serves as a portrait of the artist as an independent woman—visually and musically.

NOW Magazine

In a musical era overwhelmed by vocal trickery and other sonic wizardry, the simplicity of an unadorned voice – with all the power and beauty one like Lindeman’s can possess – is a marvel in itself. She’s using it to tell deeply personal stories that hold a mirror up to our own experiences, and that’s what makes The Weather Station her most compelling work yet.

The Line of Best Fit

The Weather Station is a model example of expanding an act’s sound without losing sight of what made them great to begin with.

From front-to-back, this is the first Weather Station album that sounds as fleshed-out and powerful as the world it contains.
A.V. Club
Tamara Lindeman’s fourth album as The Weather Station takes tentative steps toward shedding the “folk” tag by adding some color and shading to her, well, folky songs.
Under The Radar

The Weather Station inhabits the intersection of personal and polished like few albums can.

Oct 10, 2017
pretty disappointing following her last album. The heavier instrumentation just doesn't quite match her voice
Track List
  1. Free
  2. Thirty
  3. You and I (On the Other Side of the World)
  4. Kept It All to Myself
  5. Impossible
  6. Power
  7. Complicit
  8. Black Flies
  9. I Don't Know What to Say
  10. In an Hour
  11. The Most Dangerous Thing About You
Contributions By
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Added on: September 28, 2017