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The Weather Station


Fifth studio album of indie folk from the Canadian outfit led by actress and musician Tamara Lindeman

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  1. 10.0 |   Record Collector

    This is the sound of a songwriter simply not giving a shit – everything is here, everything is laid bare and the only ignorance would be to not listen to it
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  2. 10.0 |   The Observer

    Tamara Lindeman’s shimmering breakup songs double as a rallying cry for our ravaged planet on this multilayered, slowly unfolding record
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  3. 10.0 |   The FT

    From climate change to love, Tamara Lindeman’s songs tell stories of deliberate states of unawareness
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  4. 9.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Talent and intricacy is what comes to mind when listening to Ignorance and it definitely sounds different to anything that’s being released at the moment. A step out of the world’s comfort zone is a dangerous move to make but it has definitely paid off
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  5. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    What's being attempted here is sensational, an unmissable combination of common emotions and abstract anxieties that shouldn’t work. And yet, when Lindeman shares with us, these songs explode with the air of something incredible
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  6. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A masterful record that sounds like a full flowering of a remarkable talent
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  7. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Ignorance suggests a new way to see the world, asking only that you release yourself to wildness and feeling, to the unanswerable questions and the world beyond yourself
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  8. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Her voice is so distinctive and her writing so personal that a strutting backbeat and a flying hi-hat don't affect the essential character of the music. Print edition only

  9. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Compelling, imminent, and overwhelmingly ineffable, Ignorance goes beyond excellent and enters the rarified realm of the superlative
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  10. 9.0 |   Pitchfork

    Tamara Lindeman’s songwriting has reached stunning new heights. With a full band supporting her, her new album draws upon the natural world to create unforgettable moments of calm and beauty
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  11. 9.0 |   All Music

    While she's growing so much with each album that it seems risky to call this Lindeman's best, it's safe to say this is another outstanding achievement from the Weather Station
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  12. 8.7 |   Paste Magazine

    It’s the vivid power of that belief that makes Ignorance one of the best albums to emerge in this strange young year
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  13. 8.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    With an ever-expanding palette of sonics at her disposal, Lindeman weaves these tales of turmoil and regret through the usage of everything possible – horns, strings, several subtle non-acoustic guitars, and most prominently the piano
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  14. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    An intimate album that takes more than one listen to fully attune to, but the music remains a joy
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  15. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Favoring empathy over antagonism, it’s a breakup album more than a protest record, and with lush songwriting and restless instrumentation, the result is a deeply moving take on our struggle against climate change
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  16. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    While there are many masterful qualities to what Tamara Lindeman has created with this record, more of the introspective numbers such as ‘Trust’ and ‘Robber’ would have made for a more sonically rewarding body of work. Otherwise, this is a vivid and vibrant return
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  17. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Linderman's triumph is more sophisticated than a simple contrast. The Ravishing music is studded with jazz details - the impressionistic gusts of saxophone and flute; Linderman's own clangorous guitar overdubs - that add a neurotic edge to the proceedings. Print edition only

  18. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Devoid of any jagged distinguishing features that may distract or impose a singular interpretation, the record turns out to be a source of rumour and mystery in which to succumb to subconsciously immaculate devastation
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  19. 8.0 |   Clash

    A well-crafted and heart-felt piece of work that dances seamlessly through the caverns of dark and light, a perfect offering to hold onto with hope
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  20. 8.0 |   NME

    This record is the soundtrack to a very private kind of dancefloor
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  21. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Ignorance can carry an audience through beautiful arrangements and atmosphere. However, and perhaps as a result of the beauty of the music and her delivery, Lindeman’s goal of delivering emotional lyrics hits shy of the mark. Instead, we’re left hanging on to every note
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  22. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    Like her chosen alias, The Weather Station’s music is fluid and variable. This latest twist is an unexpected, yet welcome change of climate in her ongoing career
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