The Weather Station

The Weather Station - The Weather Station
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2017 Ratings: #47 / 918
User Score
Based on 81 ratings
2017 Ratings: #237
Liked by 5 people
October 6, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Tamara Hope / Producer
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Drowned in Sound
The fourth album from Tara Lindeman aka The Weather Station is this year’s most remarkable feat of songwriting. It shares a commonality with the greats.

The Weather Station is Lindeman's loosest, most confident album yet, but it may also prove to be her most deeply psychological; she doesn't hold back.

No one else is writing true-life songs with such a command of nuance and ellipsis, with such generosity of unguarded emotion and careful economy of means, like Sam Shepard writing haiku.
While the sheer impact of the group’s fourth album doesn’t detract from the strengths of their previous efforts, it has to be said that her fourth outing is by far Lindeman’s strongest so far, and a significant artistic progression from her previous work in almost every way. It’s hugely satisfying to see a follow-up that marks such a pronounced evolution from past works and, with their self titled album, The Weather Station have crafted a truly excellent album.

A forward-facing photo in stark black and white, The Weather Station serves as a portrait of the artist as an independent woman—visually and musically.

NOW Magazine

In a musical era overwhelmed by vocal trickery and other sonic wizardry, the simplicity of an unadorned voice – with all the power and beauty one like Lindeman’s can possess – is a marvel in itself. She’s using it to tell deeply personal stories that hold a mirror up to our own experiences, and that’s what makes The Weather Station her most compelling work yet.

The Line of Best Fit

The Weather Station is a model example of expanding an act’s sound without losing sight of what made them great to begin with.

From front-to-back, this is the first Weather Station album that sounds as fleshed-out and powerful as the world it contains.
A.V. Club
Tamara Lindeman’s fourth album as The Weather Station takes tentative steps toward shedding the “folk” tag by adding some color and shading to her, well, folky songs.
Under The Radar

The Weather Station inhabits the intersection of personal and polished like few albums can.


This has to be one of the most underrated albums of the past decade.


Worth a listen


“The Weather Station” is one of those indie folk records that succeeds on the sheer strength of being gorgeous. Normally I’m of the mind that being pretty isn’t enough, but prettiness is my favorite part of this record, in no small part because of the subtlety of this prettiness. Tamara Lindeman knows better than to make easy grabs for the swoon button with gratuitous strings or unnecessarily big arrangements. Instead, the strings contribute to the texture and accentuate ... read more

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Track List

  1. Free
  2. Thirty
  3. You and I (On the Other Side of the World)
  4. Kept It All to Myself
  5. Impossible
  6. Power
  7. Complicit
  8. Black Flies
  9. I Don't Know What to Say
  10. In an Hour
  11. The Most Dangerous Thing About You
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Added on: September 28, 2017