Waxahatchee

Saint Cloud

2020

This album was released 49 weeks ago.

83% ±13% 16 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Oxbow
2 Can’t Do Much
3 Fire
4 Lilacs
5 The Eye
6 Hell
7 Witches
8 War
9 Arkadelphia
10 Ruby Falls
11 St. Cloud
Rating Source
83% 4WIM Rating
100% The Guardian According to the title of her previous album, Alabama songwriter Katie Crutchfield was Out in the Storm, playing breakup songs with a hulking rhythm section.
95% The Line of Best Fit
95% Earbuddy With a cursory listen, the song seems relatively benign, perhaps even banal, but there is something bewitching about the prosody.
93% Consequence of Sound Her fifth album pays tribute to her Alabama roots, taking guitar sounds and instrumentation from country and folk to create a powerful salute to Americana.
90% Paste Magazine Country music is about as easy to compartmentalize as a family of ancient languages branching off from one tree.
90% Pop Matters Merge 27 March 2020 Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield took the stage just after dark at last year's Woodsist Festival, barefoot in a flowing black gown.
90% Loud & Quiet It was a decision that set her up for a series of homecomings on Saint Cloud, her fifth record as Waxahatchee.
90% Exclaim! Music On her latest album, Saint Cloud, Crutchfield strips it all back and embraces her Americana influences — and the results are beautiful.
85% Under the Radar Magazine Mar 25, 2020 Web Exclusive By Mark Moody The opening track of Waxahatchee’s (aka Katie Crutchfield) latest album, Saint Cloud, is titled “Oxbow.” Like its name implies, the song gently wends its way through boomy drumbeats and modulating synths to empty out into an alluvial plain of Crutchfield’s relationships with friends, family, lovers, and herself.
80% DIY Magazine This exercise of restraint gives her songwriting a little more room to breathe which, in turn, illuminates her gravitational vocal tone and transcendent lyrical turns.
80% The Skinny If her last release felt like an open book of regret and recrimination, Saint Cloud finds her turning inwards like a prayer plant at sunset.
80% The Arts Desk Hear her lyrically unspool on 'Can't Do Much'€, the simplicity of her 'love you til the day I die'€ refrain over guitars with the irresistible lilt of a honky tonk torch song; or, on 'The Eye'€, find a restless kind of solidarity in a creative and romantic partnership.
80% Music OMH Katie Crutchfield’s fifth album under the Waxahatchee moniker feels a bit like a rebirth, which is appropriate as it’s her first album since giving up drink a few years ago.
70% No Ripcord On 2015’s Ivy Tripp, Katie Crutchfield (aka Waxahatchee) managed to create a beautiful album from the first note.
60% Irish Times For those not bothered to peer that closely, Saint Cloud is still a pleasing album of simple melodies and warm orchestration that’s perfect for driving to.
50% Nöjesguiden Uppkallad efter bäcken Waxahatchee i Alabama är Katie Crutchfield tillbaka med ett femte soloalbum.