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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. May 25, 2012
    60
    It's fine. It's well-rounded. It's cosy.
  2. Apr 25, 2012
    60
    The fifth album by Great Lake Swimmers, called New Wild Everywhere, is melodic and graceful.
  3. 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.
  4. Apr 11, 2012
    60
    An album that feels sometimes self-assured and under control and at other times far too hemmed in.
  5. Magnet
    Apr 6, 2012
    60
    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]
  6. Apr 4, 2012
    60
    New Wild Everywhere may not bring anything new to the table, but what It does bring, as is the case with the best comfort food, has been honed to perfection.
  7. Apr 4, 2012
    58
    The result is an album that is altogether pleasant, but just doesn't do enough to distinguish itself on the map from the rest in its genre.
  8. Apr 4, 2012
    57
    Their weakest record to date, one that lacks the subtle power and distinctive personality of their best work.
  9. 50
    Great Lake Swimmers' sugar-sweet ditties easily drift in one ear and, unfortunately, out the other.
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  1. May 26, 2012
    6
    Great Lake Swimmers is best known from a very subdued, almost lethargic compositions. Even the most famous song - "Rocky Spine," concludesGreat 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". Full Review »