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Great Thunder

Waxahatchee

Great Thunder

EP from New York City-via-Alabama indie singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield features songs she wrote and performed as half of Great Thunder

ADM rating[?]

6.5

Label
Merge
UK Release date
07/09/2018
US Release date
07/09/2018
  1. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    On returning to a more skeletal sound what becomes most strikingly apparent is the increased assuredness of Crutchfield’s voice
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It's gorgeously authentic, with every crack of emotion left true
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Great Thunder offers some stunning moments from Waxahatchee and finds Katie Crutchfield at her most off guard and most personal
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  4. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    Katie Crutchfield revisits six tracks originally recorded in 2012, waving away the lo-fi haze that blanketed much of her early work to reveal her celebrated skills as a storyteller and singer
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  5. 7.0 |   The 405

    While not as immediately apparent in its charm as say Cerulean Salt, it’s another fine addition to what is fast becoming a vital collection of music from one of the best songwriter’s around
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  6. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Having shown herself to be an adept garage rock frontwoman in recent years, Crutchfield effortlessly slips back into the role of an intimate solo bedroom artist on Great Thunder
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    Lacking the intensity of her main catalog, Great Thunder plays out more like an addendum that an essential Waxahatchee recording, but the songs are still worth discovery.
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  8. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Katie Crutchfield is no stranger to DIY prolificacy
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  9. 5.0 |   Crack

    Songwriters evolve, and Crutchfield’s voice is more than good enough to sit brightly, front and centre, but on Great Thunder at least, that enchantment is missing
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  10. 3.0 |   Under The Radar

    Great Thunder is nothing but dull, adult contemporary rock-lite that swings with a tempo of a slow cooker
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