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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 fromPaul 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.