The Weather Station - Ignorance
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2021 Ratings: #4 / 109
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Based on 684 ratings
2021 Ratings: #20
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Record Collector

For all its musical sophistication and all its lyrical heart, Ignorance is a confident, almost bolshy statement of intent.

100
The Observer

Art often seeks to wring beauty out of pain – always at the risk of mawkishness or cliche. The Weather Station’s fifth album is an undertaking that succeeds – many times over.

90
Uncut

Emotions are never straightforward, often shrouded in a mist, or on pause in the unheard half ofa dialogue, waiting to emerge. But there is still joy to be found in the sound of these songs.

90
Exclaim!

Ignorance is a record in search of that silence. Across ten tracks of jazz-influenced, liquid-silver art rock, Lindeman grasps at the world thrumming just beyond our punishing screens and endless news cycles, beyond our emotional and physical walls.

90
FLOOD Magazine

Ignorance is truly a masterful statement for The Weather Station.

90
The Line of Best Fit

A masterful record that sounds like a full flowering of a remarkable talent. It is true: Ignorance can indeed be bliss.

90
Northern Transmissions

Compelling, imminent, and overwhelmingly ineffable, Ignorance goes beyond excellent and enters the rarified realm of the superlative.

90
Pitchfork

Tamara Lindeman’s songwriting has reached stunning new heights. With a full band supporting her, her new album draws upon the natural world to create unforgettable moments of calm and beauty.

90
AllMusic

Ignorance is a major statement that never feels oversimplified. While she's growing so much with each album that it seems risky to call this Lindeman's best, it's safe to say this is another outstanding achievement from the Weather Station.

90
No Ripcord
What's being attempted here is sensational, an unmissable combination of common emotions and abstract anxieties that shouldn’t work. And yet, when Lindeman shares with us, these songs explode with the air of something incredible.
87
Paste

Ignorance is a departure. More specifically, this album is a stunningly assured plunge into a sleek, buzzing jazz-pop wilderness.

84
Beats Per Minute

Ignorance might be one of the most important records of the year, as it puts all our hearts and minds under a microscope, and with tweezers in hand Lindeman pulls each layer back.

80
Mojo

This is what Ignorance delivers: the document of an introvert empowered by the vastest crisis of passion imaginable.

80
musicOMH

Devoid of any jagged distinguishing features that may distract or impose a singular interpretation, the record turns out to be a source of rumour and mystery in which to succumb to subconsciously immaculate devastations.

80
Clash

'Ignorance' is a well-crafted and heart-felt piece of work that dances seamlessly through the caverns of dark and light, a perfect offering to hold onto with hope.

80
Rolling Stone

A revelatory collection of glassy-piano dance grooves and noir folk, based in Tamara Lindeman's piercing songwriting.

80
NME

The result is an album that pulses with energy, one that’s not a dancefloor record in the traditional sense ... but one with an insistent groove woven into its 10 delicately emotive songs, which deal with love in all its messy permutations.

80
The Forty-Five

‘Ignorance’ ramps up the sonic freedom – but the new album is immaculately thought-out. Lindeman faces the climate change Goliath the best way possible: through a personal lens. She’s never preachy, rarely obvious, her watertight lyrics probably worthy of a Nobel.

80
Spectrum Culture
Favoring empathy over antagonism, it’s a breakup album more than a protest record, and with lush songwriting and restless instrumentation, the result is a deeply moving take on our struggle against climate change.
80
The Irish Times
An intimate album that takes more than one listen to fully attune to, but the music remains a joy.
70
American Songwriter
Like her chosen alias, The Weather Station’s music is fluid and variable. This latest twist is an unexpected, yet welcome change of climate in her ongoing career.
70
Under The Radar

As a whole, Ignorance can carry an audience through beautiful arrangements and atmosphere. However, and perhaps as a result of the beauty of the music and her delivery, Lindeman’s goal of delivering emotional lyrics hits shy of the mark.

50
The Needle Drop

The Weather Station plays the sophisti-pop sound as safely as possible on Ignorance.

nicoperagine
70
I was doubtful but Tamara managed to do it.

While I believed The Weather Station was on a ride down a steady decline, the band did exactly what I was fearful they wouldn't be able to do. They conjured a luxurious art-pop record including so many natural facets and performed it so effortlessly. While their more folk centric work isn't too polar from art-pop, it definitely possesses a different creative outlook. A record sounding so organic in composition, the sloppiness of instrumentation only ... read more
Danielbrtp
89
1) Qualidade da mensagem e escrita: 2,3/2,5
2) Seleção das rimas: 0,5/0,5
3) Engenharia sonora das faixas: 2,7/3,0
4) Exploração vocal: 0,5/0,5
5) Coerência entre as canções e suas disposições: 1,6/2,0
6) Nova proposta ao mercado fonográfico: 1,3/1,5

NOTA: 8,9

-ÁLBUM DESTAQUE-

Após emplacar uma das melhores canções de 2020 (o lead single "Robber"), The Weather Station dá ... read more
Fhhgvnjscvbbg
80
I’m a little late, but I’ll review this anyway.

I have noticed that this album has been a bit polarizing with the main complaints being that it sounds like a generic indie album and that the songs sound similar. However, I loved this. The album reminds me of the works of Fiona Apple and Florence + the Machine. I love Tamara Lindeman’s vocals and the arrangements and production are well done. The part of the album I appreciated the most was the lyrics about climate change. ... read more
marvelgaryen
77
This is quality art pop. With a very cohesive and back-to-back fun album The Weather Station made space feels embracing and touching. The instrumentals are all so nice, her voice is deep but also quite soft which is ear pleasing at most. The sophistication is palatable and it's also curated, I got every sequence and every abruption as a form of expanding creativity.
In some parts of this record I remembered our dearest Fiona Apple for a while and some other artists as well, but that's not ... read more
Scre4meh
73
"If you won’t look out the window onto the sea
If you can’t carry your pain, you will lay it on me"

The Weather Station prognose us with a little bit of a sleepy rain, a little bit of beautiful sunny day and some snow here and there.

"Ignorance" is a really nice, calm album that portrays a loving, warm & honest experience, filled with some beautiful songwriting and touching vocals. Usually, everytime i see the "sophisti-pop" tag i kinda get scared ... read more
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Track List

  1. Robber
  2. Atlantic
  3. Tried to Tell You
  4. Parking Lot
  5. Loss
  6. Separated
  7. Wear
  8. Trust
  9. Heart
  10. Subdivisions
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Added on: November 18, 2020