- 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.)
- Record Label: Atlantic
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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J9A brilliant debut that gets better with each listen.
TristramC8I 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
AmurabiM.4Boring. 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