At Weddings

Tomberlin - At Weddings
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2018 Ratings: #68 / 597
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2018 Ratings: #160
August 10, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Saddle Creek / Label
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The Line of Best Fit

On her resoundingly beautiful debut At Weddings, Tomberlin charts an adolescence and young adulthood spent casting off the confinements of youth.

God Is in the TV

At Weddings is more than an arrestingly beautiful collection of songs, it is a personal and humbling account of a young woman finding her way through the disentangling, creative process of becoming someone other.


It’s an album utterly relatable because love, and heartbreak, are universal. It’s also something so amazingly personal that no one could precisely duplicate it, because every experience is specific to Tomberlin’s journey. That’s At Weddings: passion, devastation, depression , and strength rolled into one. It’s tenacious, and it’s beautiful.


At Weddings is filled with such a powerful, saintly aura that even the most ugly subject matters can spur flawless, beautiful results.

The Skinny

At Weddings shows Tomberlin tapping into a tentative inner strength, creating a soothing record that ends up resisting its self-doubts and reaches out its hand.


Existing within a haunting, hymnal veil, Sarah Beth Tomberlin's debut At Weddings is a loosely bound, but tender examination of a search for her own identity.

The Observer

There are traces of White Chalk-era PJ Harvey, Low and Sufjan Stevens here and there, but At Weddings introduces a new and singular talent.

The 405

For an album touching on such emotionally complex themes, At Weddings thrives on simplicity.

On the whole, the simplicity of Tomberlin’s writing feels like a kindness to the listener—these songs don’t demand rigorous attention, or catch you off guard. Life is taxing enough as it is, they seem to say.
Loud and Quiet
As Tomberlin fights the fondness of nostalgia, treating the album with the patience it requires might leave you realising just what an impressive introduction it is.
Northern Transmissions
Though her latest album may not be that much of a step forward for the genre, there’s something intriguing about Sarah Beth Tomberlin’s way with patient writing. While it’s easy to get caught up in the drawn-out moments of the album, listening back unveils a depth of writing (along with subtle arrangements by Owen Pallett) that’s really something.
Aug 13, 2018
Tomberlin to be added to the Julie Byrne, Julien Baker and Angel Olsen group of artists. The gloomy record "at weddings" is vocally insane and instrumentally surprisingly it is very versatile although only a few instruments are used. This album is moody as it creates a unique environment for us as listeners.
Oct 12, 2018
A mildly standard affair in regards to female-backed folk music; although there are no outright issues with the musical accompaniment or the vocalization, there just doesn't seem to be a unique feeling to this album. Still highly listenable with plenty to enjoy, it simply isn't one of the best of the year.
Sep 22, 2018
Worth a listen
Aug 26, 2018*
música de iglesia irónicamente, la reverberación es perfecta, el sonido tan simple y envolvente, hermoso, bastante emocional, la voz transmite completamente la agonía, uno de los mejores debuts del año, probablemente el mejor, pero se lleva completamente mi titulo de ''El disco desgarrador del año''
Aug 10, 2018
“At Weddings” is not without its shortcomings, but it’s still one of the most promising debut albums of the year. Throughout its ten poignant songs, Sarah Beth Tomberlin makes use of her extraordinary gifts as a lyricist to deliver wistful vignettes about love and religion as seen through the unique lens of someone who’s led a life wildly different from that of most people her age.

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Track List

  1. Any Other Way
  2. Untitled 1
  3. Tornado
  4. You Are Here
  5. A Video Game
  6. I'm Not Scared
  7. Seventeen
  8. Self-Help
  9. Untitled 2
  10. February
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Added on: June 5, 2018