Thought I should give some credibility to Saint Cloud before it's overwhelmed by Fantano Stans.
And holy moly, this is a very big change from the stifling madness of Out in the Storm.
In Saint Cloud, Katie envelops a mellower tone in order to fluctuate her lyricism and make her story-telling a more central focus point. Rather than rely on raw sound for emotional eccentricity like with her last two albums, Katie utilizes Saint Cloud to represent how she's matured along with her music in controlling and dealing with her past. While I can agree that not every track is memorable, I still feel like the album as a whole has a unique characteristic in itself, simply because it's Katie's perspective of the world. I can't get enough of it. And for that reason, I give this album a good ol' 8.5/10.