Album of the Week: Waxahatchee – Tigers Blood

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Songwriter Katie Crutchfield kicked off Waxahatchee back in 2012 and has always walked a line between folk rock and Indie since. Her last album, the acclaimed Saint Cloud (2020) shifted in a more folk/country direction, cleverly presaging the move by many artists in that direction in the past few years (a country album from Beyonce!). Much has been made of the vintage country of this album – finally getting to hear it though there are still touches of the Indie spirit through it, for example on “Evil Spawn”. This is a beautiful album throughout however, and for the gorgeous Americana strains no track is better than lead single “Right Back To It”. A superlative effort, this album deserves its rare 4.5/5 star AllMusic review “an album that feels familiar upon its surface and idiosyncratic in its details”.

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