The Weather

Pond - The Weather
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2017 Ratings: #189 / 721
User Score
Based on 151 ratings
2017 Ratings: #342
May 5, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny

The Weather is Pond at their most daring – and most sardonic.

80
Exclaim!

Pond still manage to keep you on your toes throughout, bouncing from hypnotic groove to an explosion of sound and back again ... Even after seven albums, the fun and excitement is still there, albeit in a new and changing way.

80
The Guardian

Accessible but still absolutely out there, this is prog, but not as we know it.

80
DIY

No matter how slick POND get, there’ll always be a part of them that’s a little bit bonkers.

80
Drowned in Sound

The retro-futuristic sound that coats every song looks backward to the imagined sounds and textures of the future, and riffs on popular culture and captured news bites.

80
God Is in the TV

... intoxicating, intelligent yet also remarkably unpretentious album.

80
musicOMH

The Weather is packed with ambitious moments ... and many of them go over really well.

77
Pitchfork

For all its disjointedness, the album never wanders more than a few inches away from the sublime. It’s a document of a band knocking loudly on the door of greatness.

75
Pretty Much Amazing

Remove the undeniable blockbusters and The Weather is a little thin, but the sheer irresistibility of those peaks is more than enough to power it over the finish line.

70
Under The Radar

The Weather still ends up being a satisfying psych-rock listen, mostly because the band successfully plays with so many different flavors.

70
AllMusic

While still typically madcap, The Weather may be the band's most coherent release to date, especially with a song like "Sweep Me Off My Feet," the record's AOR-friendly lead single. Taken as a whole, it works as both a flamboyant acknowledgment of and release from volatile times.

69
GIGsoup
‘The Weather’ is a notable entry to Pond’s fast-growing and highly accessible discography. Polished production from the multi-talented maestro Kevin Parker ensures the recording and performances are high-quality from top to bottom. Put this record on when you’re out in the sun for optimum enjoyment.
60
Loud and Quiet

Though tangible, textured and constantly propulsive thanks to well-oiled musicianship, sluggish songwriting means the album fails to reach its ambitious premise.

PatrickL0419
68
Some pretty rapturous moments of catharsis mingle awkwardly with other passages that simply meander about with no particular direction and focus to create a fairly inconsistent listen.
itsyahboinoah
63
The cousin band of tame impala "Pond" release a above average psychedelic pop/rock and synth music. Pond has some sparces of great tracks such as the single "sweep me off my feet" and the opening. However, the band enduldges too much and goes off a solid consistent streak.
rxnd
55
While there are a couple of tracks that have gotten stuck in my head (Paint Me Silver, Colder Than Ice, Sweep Me Off My Feet), the rest of the album was pretty disappointing for me.
90
Amazing album. It really grows on you. The more I listen to it the more I like it, and I can't get tired of it.
MasterCrackfox
67
This band shares members with Tame Impala, and boy howdy does it show. This might as well be a follow up to the psych rock’s bands album Currents; however, Pond still has a distinct sound from its outside work and definitely stands on its own.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#47/Uncut
#49/Rough Trade
#92/Under the Radar

Track List

  1. 30000 Megatons
  2. Sweep Me off My Feet
  3. Paint Me Silver
  4. Colder Than Ice
  5. Edge of the World, Pt. 1
  6. A / B
  7. Zen Automaton
  8. All I Want for Xmas (Is a Tascam 388)
  9. Edge of the World, Pt. 2
  10. The Weather
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