Front Row Seat to Earth

Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #115 / 760
User Score
Based on 193 ratings
2016 Ratings: #61
October 21, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kemado, Mexican Summer / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian

It’s beautiful, unsettling and wholly compelling.

83
Pitchfork

She commits more fully to the world she’s building here, though 2014’s sprawling rock rumination The Innocents is not without its highlights.

80
Clash
In an age where everything must be louder than a Michael Bay flick hearing true sonic range is a rare delight, every instrument and backing vocal helping build a gentler whole.
80
The Line of Best Fit

Front Row Seat to Earth ... turns down some of the lonely static and tape warp of previous full length The Innocents and finds a broader folk balladry imbued with Laurel Canyon breeze that’s still tempered by contemporary turmoil.

80
Exclaim!

Front Row Seat to Earth might not be the most immediate record released this year, but it never turns its back on you. Accessible without ever being simple, it's one worth getting into, even if the way is labyrinthine.

80
The 405

Mering wrings out so much emotion from her voice that these songs burst with human vitality – and that is the main thing to take away from here.

70
Loud and Quiet

The lyrics are divine, and when it’s good (‘Seven Words’, ‘Do You Need My Love’) it is very, very good indeed.

70
AllMusic
Here singer/songwriter Natalie Mering continues to refine her psychedelic folk-pop sound, placing less of an emphasis on experimentation and spotlighting her stunning voice and introspective, poetic lyrics.
smallpeeble
88
Weyes Blood's alto-sounded voice is my antidote.

faves:
1. away above
2. generation why
3. be free
4. used to be
Plats
90
While "Front Row Seat To Earth" can feel a little bloated, it's still a beautiful and well-written psychedelic folk record. Natalie's vocals are stunning and match the beauty of the production almost perfectly with her captivating melodies!

Fav Tracks: Used to Be, Seven Words, Generation Why, Do You Need My Love, Be Free, Diary

Least Fav Track: Front Row Seat

Score:
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itsyahboinoah
85
This album is a truly underrated sleeper, Front row seat to earth aims to undertake a blissful psychedelic folk/chamber pop to a reaching great achievement. This probably go down in the future of being Weyes blood magnum opus. I truly adore this record, comes to her emotional voice and the divine 60's ballads presented all over this record. Favourite tracks are as follows: Seven Worlds, Used to be and Generation why.
JohnLouisHoward
96
easily the best record of 2016. eery, dreamy, lovely, deep beyond measure, haunting. it's all here, in all its glory.
JulianGomez974
78
Through beautiful and atmospheric harmonies, Weyes Blood showcases her point of view of entropy in nature and human relationships, always keeping her folk and dream pop sound. I'm impressed with how much this album can transform itself in something new in each track, it never gets old, it's always uplifting and carefree. Blood's voice is mesmerizing, it works pretty well with the production and has that relaxing thing that can be filling the space for hours without getting tedious. However, I ... read more
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Track List

  1. Diary
  2. Used to Be
  3. Be Free
  4. Do You Need My Love
  5. Generation Why
  6. Can't Go Home
  7. Seven Words
  8. Away Above
  9. Front Row Seat
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