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Amy Wagner of LooseRecord.com wrote:Their first full-length is due in stores sometime in 2006


huh? I think I've heard into the future.
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It even refers to WIPTF at the beginning of the same review. Hmmm...
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A short, smart one from Netscape's Download.com:

http://netscape.com.com/thelongwinters/ ... =FA_artist
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Spelunking, maybe.

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I don't really think of the Long Winters in conjunction w/ yachting, but this is a great review nonetheless:

http://music.for-robots.com/archives/001253.html
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Wow, that's a great website.
I will cherish it forever for this line in a Clem Snide review: "It's like he's wearing his heart on his sleeve but he's speaking a different language."
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Another review of the Ultimatum EP

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cool review in washington square news, like the last part of the last line especially
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This is about a month old. Forgive me, I haven't been able to get online much.

From Xpress Magazine
Spins - Top Pick
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What an absolutely refreshing EP, nothing short of a revelation of the talents of John Roderick, otherwise known as The Long Winters. Indeed, as the opener "The Commander Thinks Aloud" and its ambient noise leads into Roderick's lovingly imperfect yet strong voice, there is obviously a muscular talent at work here. Every undulating guitar and precuse hi-hat seems to further the emotional intensity found in that voice. You could consider this emo, but Roderick is no timid soul as he takes his demons head-on, exorcising them through his raw delivery. (Chris Whibbs)
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Left of the Dial posted their review recently.
It ends with:
'Instead, each song should be enjoyed individually as a re-introduction to the band that may have already stolen your heart. Or if this is your first time with the Winters, be prepared to give it up.'

way to go, Lisa Town
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whoah, the Swiss have won the race for first European review, I think:
TheFake magazine

mind you, it's in French, but very positive, as everyone may be able to surmise from the last line "Good job boys!"
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Harp's review is pretty sharp.

I continue to be amazed at how divided reviewers are about the different songs, especially Bride and bridle seems to have a very different effect from one person to the next. Must be a good song to evoke such strong reaction.
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I forgot to mention this... In either Spin or Blender that just arrived in my mailbox, Nada Surf picked Ultimatum as their fave album this year. I don't know what I did with the mag, or else I'd be more specific and throw in a scan. Sorry.
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oh dear, i went to google and googled the site then had it translated, and the grammar is beautiful. case in point:

But here of what to put water to us at the mouth and to make us have patience to the exit of their next album. It any more but does not remain to hope than it will not be in three years...

Good job servant boys!

heehee, servant boys. *ehem*
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so, anyone who knows Italian?
http://www.kdcobain.it/pagine/recensioni/thelongwinters.htm

I don't get half of it, and I'm not too thrilled by the comparisons thrown in there, but gotta love the word beatlesiano
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and, hurray, one in Danish:
Diskant.dk

It's fairly positive, although the reviewer thinks the live acoustic songs add nothing to the record, even if they are recorded well. Throw in a description like 'Ben Folds but then slower, mixed with Coldplay as they should sound' and you get the gist of it...
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gaesteliste.de reviewing "ultimatum" in german

http://www.gaesteliste.de/review/show.html?_nr=6548
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Liesbeth wrote:so, anyone who knows Italian?
http://www.kdcobain.it/pagine/recensioni/thelongwinters.htm

I don't get half of it, and I'm not too thrilled by the comparisons thrown in there, but gotta love the word beatlesiano


too lazy for a thorough translation, but it's very positive, citing Delicate Hands as the highpoint of the album.
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