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  • Summary: This debut full-length for the British five-piece offers ten tracks of shoegaze- and folk-influenced indie rock. (We also detect a little Snow Patrol and Broken Social Scene in there.)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 86
    Imagine a keyboard-loving European version of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. [#25, p.94]
  2. For the most part Fields are lazily picking their own way between the disparate pastures of folk, pop, post rock and shoegaze on a deliciously sun-dappled day.
  3. 70
    An easy album to enjoy. [Jun 2007, p.93]
  4. 60
    Sometimes, in hunting a mid-point between noise maelstrom and Espers-style chamber psychedelia, Fields come out sounding merely ordinary. [May 2007, p.90]
  5. They manage to create a hefty mass of synth'n'guitar led sound, while remaining friendly and accessible.
  6. 50
    Everything Last Winter loses itself slightly in the oversaturated field of worthy emulators, the record could find its place soundtracking the ABC drama you call a life.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. J
    Aug 28, 2007
    9
    A brilliant debut that gets better with each listen.
  2. MarkT.
    Jul 19, 2007
    8
    I picked this up used, mistaking it for The Field. It's still a great album though. "If You Fail We All Fail" is my song of the year. So far anyway. Expand
  3. TristramC
    Aug 1, 2007
    8
    I understand why critics would dismiss this album. There is i'll admit and underlying plea for commercial viability here that is grating but the harmonies ultimately set the band apart. This album will sneak up on the listener give the time and repeated listens. Its among the most versatile records of the year using a myriad of musical cues when most bands specialize in 2 to 3. Dynamics, melody, driving rhythms & riffs and those heavenly harmonies previously mentioned all come together here. I did not like this record till I heard it about 10 tiimes but now its among my favs. Do not resign it Everything Last Winter to the used bin at your local store too quickly. Expand
  4. AmurabiM.
    Aug 23, 2007
    4
    Boring. The kind of music that feels uncompromising, ambitious but, overall, pretentious. Fields falls down by the weight of its ambitions. They´re not emotive; don´t provoke anything and feels like a college band with the kind of snobby influences and huge records collections but nothing of quality or, at least, good hooks or lyrics or, well, songs. All this album feels like some pretentious crap of geeks with too much musical knowledge. And this is not good. Expand