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  • Band members: Steve Beswick, Richard Turvey, Paul Simpson, Ricky Rene Maymi
  • Summary: Paul Simpson, Ged Quinn, Richard Turvey, Ricky Maymi of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mike Mooney of Spiritualized, Les Pattinson and Will Sergeant of Echo & the Bunnymen, Henry Priestman of Yachts/The Christians, Steve Beswick of Slipstream, and Candie Payne join to release the first album from The Wild Swans since 1990's Space Flower. Expand
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  1. Feb 1, 2012
    90
    In both songwriting craft and execution of recording, The Coldest Winter For A Hundred Years is exceptional.
  2. Feb 10, 2012
    80
    Part band memoir, part call for artistic renewal, delivered via chiming rock anthemics with pop appeal. [Oct 2011, p.105]
  3. Feb 10, 2012
    80
    Smart, anthemic and often desperately moving. [Dec 2011, p.137]
  4. Feb 1, 2012
    70
    The Coldest Winter for a Hundred Years may not be the most cheerful record you'll hear all year, but it's one which proves that a curmudgeonly middle age demeanor isn't a barrier to producing triumphant indie pop.