The Unthanks

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The band formerly known as Rachel Unthank and the Winterset with an extended line-up.

Annotation last modified on 2011-12-03 13:20 UTC.


The Unthanks (until 2009, Rachel Unthank and the Winterset) are an English folk group known for their eclectic approach in combining traditional English folk, particularly Northumbrian folk music, with other musical genres. Their debut album, Cruel Sister, was MOJO magazine's Folk Album of the Year in 2005. Of their subsequent albums, seven have received four or five-starred reviews in the British national press. Their album, Mount the Air, released in 2015, won in the best album category in the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Here’s the Tender Coming The Unthanks 2
2011 Last The Unthanks 4 2
2012 Diversions, Volume 3: Songs From the Shipyards The Unthanks 1
2015 Mount the Air The Unthanks 2
2015 Archive Treasures (2005-2015) The Unthanks 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 A Retrospective The Unthanks 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Diversions, Volume 1: The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnsons The Unthanks 1
2012 Diversions, Volume 2: The Unthanks With Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band The Unthanks with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Lucky Gilchrist / Tar Barrel in Dale The Unthanks 1

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