The Weather Station - Ignorance album review

The Weather Station
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Rich with deft and diverse instrumentation, mazelike production and breezy, lowkey guitar lines that really come to life on repeat listens, the fifth Weather Station album is a true tour-de-force of conscionable musicality – it comes three years after their self‑titled effort, but it’s the kind of album most bands would spend decades slaving over. 

The stirring flourishes of strings, flute, saxophone, synth and so on add a sense of luminous, extraterrestrial whimsy to otherwise very pensive and melancholic tunes; not a minute passes by without at least a flicker of something alluringly avant‑garde, leading to what we’re confident is The Weather Station’s most charismatic – and effortlessly most exciting – record to date.

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…