New Wild Everywhere - Great Lake Swimmers
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  • Record Label: Nettwerk Productions
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 90
    This album is too good to dally over, because it's so good, jaw droppingly good, not a false note in the bunch kind of good.... Record of the year stuff.
  2. Apr 3, 2012
    When Dekker and company mate them with the spare and echoing folk of "The Knife," the rollicking, steel-and fiddle-driven country rock of "Changes With the Wind," or the stately swell of the "Quiet Your Mind," they produce something of understated yet resonant beauty.
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    The result is a poppy, polished, triumphant record augmented by backup vocals and violin from new member Miranda Mulholland.
  4. Apr 6, 2012
    There's an easy likeability to Great Lake Swimmer's latest release. [Yet] many songs don't hold up on repeated listens. [#86, p.54]
  5. May 25, 2012
    It's fine. It's well-rounded. It's cosy.
  6. 60
    The album title evokes a sense of novelty and wonder, but paradoxically, the summation of New Wild Everywhere is not as great or wild as that of previous albums.
  7. 50
    Great Lake Swimmers' sugar-sweet ditties easily drift in one ear and, unfortunately, out the other.

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Score distribution:
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  1. May 26, 2012
    Great Lake Swimmers is best known from a very subdued, almost lethargic compositions. Even the most famous song - "Rocky Spine," concludes with a note of melancholy itself. The bigger surprise is the latest album - "New Wild Everywhere" which, by both: the title track and songs such as "I Think That You Might Be Wrong" or "Changes With The Wind" shows the new positive - and much more melodic style of the band. The album is not lacking, of course of typical ballads - just mention "The Great Exhale" or "The Knife". Expand