Out in the Storm

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Out in the Storm
An extreme close-up of a woman's face with long dark hair blowing over it
Studio album by Waxahatchee
Released July 14, 2017 (2017-07-14)
Studio Miner Street Recordings
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 32:49
Label Merge
Producer
Waxahatchee chronology
Ivy Tripp
(2015)
Out in the Storm
(2017)
Singles from Out in the Storm
  1. "Silver"
    Released: April 18, 2017[1]

Out in the Storm is the fourth studio album by Katie Crutchfield's band Waxahatchee, released on July 14, 2017 through Merge.[2] It features her sister Allison Crutchfield on keyboards and percussion, as well as Katie Harkin (the touring guitarist for Sleater-Kinney), Katherine Simonetti, and Ashley Arnwine.[3] Dinosaur Jr./Sonic Youth producer John Agnello recorded the album live.[2] The album was released digitally, on vinyl and compact disc.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.9/10[5]
Metacritic80/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[7]
The A.V. ClubA[8]
The Guardian4/5 stars[9]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[10]
The Observer4/5 stars[11]
Pitchfork8.2/10[12]
Q3/5 stars[13]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[14]
Uncut8/10[15]
ViceA[16]

Out in the Storm gained a positive reception from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 80 based on 27 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6] In AllMusic, Marcy Donelson wrote: "With Crutchfield forthright as ever and collaborators suited to drive home her position, Out in the Storm hits with strength as much as emotion."[7] Exclaim! writer Sarah Murphy remarked that "the results are some of Crutchfield's biggest rock'n'roll anthems yet."[17]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
ABC News 50 Best Albums of 2017
18
The A.V. Club 20 Best Albums of 2017
10
Bandcamp Daily The Best Albums of 2017
31
Louder than War Best of 2017
93
Paste The 50 Best Albums of 2017
18
Pitchfork The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2017
13
The Philadelphia Inquirer Best Albums of 2017
10
Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2017
14
Stereogum The 50 Best Albums of 2017
8
Uproxx Best Rock Albums of 2017
1

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Katie Crutchfield.

No.TitleLength
1."Never Been Wrong"3:12
2."8 Ball"2:49
3."Silver"3:24
4."Recite Remorse"4:38
5."Sparks Fly"3:06
6."Brass Beam"2:42
7."Hear You"3:01
8."A Little More"2:32
9."No Question"3:38
10."Fade"3:47
Total length:32:49

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[7]

  • John Agnello – engineer, producer
  • Ashley Arnwine – drums
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Allison Crutchfield – keyboards, percussion
  • Katie Crutchfield – bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion, producer, vocals
  • Joey Doubek – percussion
  • Katie Harkin – guitar, keyboards, percussion, piano, vocals
  • Daniel Murphy – design
  • Matt Schimelfenig – Tracking assistant
  • Daniel Shea – photography
  • Katherine Simonetti – bass

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gotrich, Lars. "Waxahatchee Announces 'Out in the Storm,' Shares Video For First Single". NPR.org. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Breihan, Tom (July 10, 2017). "Stream Waxahatchee Out in the Storm". Stereogum. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Sodomsky, Sam. "Waxahatchee Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song "Silver": Watch". pitchfork.com. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Out in the Storm Waxahatchee". mergerecords. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Out in the Storm by Waxahatchee reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Reviews and Tracks for Out in the Storm by Waxahatchee". Metacritic. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c Donelson, Marcy. "Out in the Storm – Waxahatchee". AllMusic. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  8. ^ Ryan, Kyle (July 12, 2017). "Waxahatchee Takes Another Big Step Forward on the Excellent Out in the Storm". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  9. ^ Mumford, Gwilym (July 13, 2017). "Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm review – a captivating breakup album". The Guardian. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  10. ^ Long, Siobhan (July 12, 2017). "Waxahatchee: Raw power with killer instincts". The Irish Times. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Mackay, Emily (July 16, 2017). "Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm review – thrillingly alive". The Observer. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  12. ^ Sodomsky, Sam (July 13, 2017). "Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  13. ^ Snapes, Laura (August 2017). "Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm". Q (362): 112.
  14. ^ Dolan, Jon (July 18, 2017). "Review: Waxahatchee's Grueling, Thrilling LP Is Indie Rock Band's Sharpest Yet". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  15. ^ Watts, Peter (August 2017). "Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm". Uncut (243): 38.
  16. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 18, 2017). "Robert Christgau on Waxahatchee's Brilliant New Anger". Vice. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  17. ^ Murphy, Sarah. "Waxahatchee Out in the Storm". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  18. ^ Raible, Allan (December 27, 2017). "50 best albums of 2017". ABC News. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  19. ^ "20 best albums of 2017". The A.V. Club. December 7, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  20. ^ "The Best Albums of 2017: #20 – 1". Bandcamp Daily. December 15, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  21. ^ "Louder Than War Issue 13 – Best Of 2017". Louder than War. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  22. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2017". Paste. Wolfgang's Vault. November 27, 2017. p. 5. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  23. ^ Sodomsky, Sam (December 13, 2017). "The 20 Best Rock Albums of 2017". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  24. ^ DeLuca, Dan (December 8, 2017). "Best albums of 2017: From Jay-Z to St. Vincent and everyone in between". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  25. ^ "50 Best Albums of 2017". Rolling Stone. November 27, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  26. ^ Stereogum Staff (December 5, 2017). "The 50 Best Albums of 2017". Stereogum. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  27. ^ "All The Best Rock Albums Of 2017". Uproxx. December 5, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2018.