Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

The Weather Station

The Weather Station (Paradise of Bachelors)

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Fourth LP from Canadian Tamara Lindeman, Weather Station blends acoustic and electric guitars with iridescent strings and a tasteful rhythm section that frame Lindeman's gorgeous singing. Midpoint between Joni Mitchell's folk virtuosity and Suzanne Vega's progressive pop, her approach would sound vanilla in lesser pipes, but Lindeman's songwriting transforms "Kept It All to Myself" and "Complicit" out of mere exercises in craft. "Thirty" captures twentysomething freedom transitioning to thirtysomething responsibility with an uncanny flair. Lush production supporting a singer-songwriter in full control of her muse equals timeless musical value. (2:15pm, Tito's stage, weekend one only)

***.5

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