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  • Summary: The British folk band changed its name from Rachel Unthank & the Winterset to its current (shorter) name after a lineup change.
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  1. The Unthanks’ voices are hair-raisingly exquisite in the most sororal of ways.
  2. 80
    Rarely has the deep past sounded so stirring, or so modern. [Oct 2009, p.94]
  3. 80
    Any notions that this [name change]--and additions of brass and strings--is a major label ploy to smooth their edges and distance them from the spiky traditional elements that chracterised "The Bairns" is soon decimated by this new album's equally moody, uncompromising nature. [Nov 2009, p.102]
  4. Here's an album that's even more satisfying, compelling, and varied than the Mercury-nominated The Bairns--though only slightly less bleak.
  5. As good as their 2007 Mercury Prize-nominated album, The Bairns, undoubtedly was, Here’s the Tender Coming raises the standard higher still.
  6. Musically, there's much greater richness and variety in the arrangements now, heightening the shadings that have always been there, and bringing them to the fore, while also making it easier for a wider audience.
  7. Their trad arrangements of others' songs are bewitching, but it's a pity they don't pen more original songs. [Nov 2009, p.112]

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