Front Row Seat to Earth
Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat to Earth
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2016 Ratings: #49 / 721
User Score
Based on 138 ratings
2016 Ratings: #51
Your Review


The Guardian

It’s beautiful, unsettling and wholly compelling.


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

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.
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.


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.

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.

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.

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.
Oct 13, 2016
Lovely record.
Jan 20, 2018
Shame on me for sleeping on Weyes Blood for so long. “Front Row Seat to Earth” is a gorgeous work of unusual beauty and brilliantly orchestrated psychedelic-influenced chamber folk. Natalie Mering takes her time here, letting each song unfold at a natural pace and capitalizing on their builds to spectacular effect. Is it cheesy? Absolutely. But Mering is undoubtedly aware of this, and she wholly throws herself into this album and sells melodies that could come off as corny in lesser ... read more
Nov 19, 2016
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
Nov 13, 2016
A beautifully orchestrated melancholy-laden trip sure to send shivers down your spine.

Notable Songs: "Diary"; "Used to Be"; "Do You Need My Love"; "Seven Words"
Nov 1, 2016
The album cover pretty much reflects how divine this album sounds
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Added on: August 15, 2016