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Crown And Treaty

Sweet Billy Pilgrim

Crown And Treaty

Third album of experimental folk/pop from the Mercury Music Prize-nominated London-based quartet

ADM rating[?]

8.0

Label
Luxor Purchase
UK Release date
30/04/2012
US Release date
24/04/2012
  1. 10.0 |   Mojo

    A richer feast, from more humble ingredients, could scarcely be imagined. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   music OMH

    This is a regal, thoroughly resplendent album and it’s unlikely that there will be another this year to better and more subtly subvert the mainstream
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  3. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Some bands do epic brilliantly, some bands do lo-fi brilliantly. Sweet Billy Pilgrim do both brilliantly within the same song
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    They've re-emerged, stronger, more focused and full of headspinning ideas. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Draws upon the layered sophistication of 1970s AOR acts such as Steely Dan and 10cc, with Tim Elsenburg's falsetto navigating its way through nine songs
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  6. 8.0 |   BBC

    A simply glorious new album from Buckinghamshire’s premier experimental outfit
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    SBP have always made a virtue of their limitations, but the results of their unshackling from penury are spectacular. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Inventive arrangements and strange time signatures immediately elevate the quartet above the four-chord folk brigade on opening tracks Joyful Reunion and Archaeology
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  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Finds songwriter Tim Elsenburg making great strides forward with an ambitious cycle of songs about identity and history
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  10. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Crown and Treaty is at times wonderful, particularly on "Blue Sky Falls", "Joyful Reunion" and "Brugada"
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  11. 8.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    A less dogged and dreary companion to Elbow, Sweet Billy Pilgrim are one of Britain’s better bands of the momen
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  12. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A stone-cold cracker of a record that has depth, layers and rugged charm
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  13. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Littered with memorable hooks that lend immediate impact, yet like layers of an onion, it has an underlying richness of texture that makes you reach for more
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  14. 6.0 |   NME

    This is cleverly crafted, dramatic stuff
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