Crown and Treaty - Sweet Billy Pilgrim
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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the British rock band is its first since adding American Jana Carpenter to the group and winning a Mercury Prize for its 2009 album, Twice Born Men.
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  1. May 9, 2012
    100
    A richer feast, from more humble ingredients, could scarcely be imagined. [May 2012, p.82]
  2. Buckinghamshire band SBP return for their third album with a far more complex musical palette.
  3. 80
    Crown and Treaty is at times wonderful, particularly on "Blue Sky Falls", "Joyful Reunion" and "Brugada".
  4. 80
    Songwriter Tim Elsenburg makes great strides forward with an ambitious cycle of songs about identity and history.
  5. May 9, 2012
    80
    Without compromising their artistic vision one iota, Sweet Billy Pilgrim have gone from black-and-white art-house to breathtaking widescreen, and the results are quite simply glorious.
  6. 80
    The music is compelling and challenging from start to finish, a triumph of substance and style.
  7. May 9, 2012
    80
    SBP always made a virtue of their limitations, but the results of their unshackling from penury are spectacular. [Jun 2012, p.84]

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