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Expect the Best


Expect the Best

Fourth full-length album from the Brooklyn indie rock band fronted by singer Molly Hamilton, now fleshed out to a quartet

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  1. 8.5 |   A.V. Club

    Every Widowspeak record is exceptionally intimate, but emphasizing the four-piece band’s live chemistry for the first time gives Expect The Best an earthier, more lived-in feel than earlier efforts
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    A late-summer bonfire of an album, Expect the Best proves once again that when it comes to hazy introspection and reflection, few bands are better at it than Widowspeak
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Expect The Best is the most akin to Mazzy Star so far
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  4. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Widowspeak sticks to its formula on Expect the Best, doubling down on conviction to a fuller effect
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  5. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Widowspeak remain capable of producing magic, if only when the mood takes them
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  6. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    You will need something to counteract the oppressiveness after listening to this album
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  7. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The guessing game of whether a texture is produced by horns or synths or guitars or a vocal is enough to nerd out on
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  8. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    As always with Widowspeak, it’s a bit of a surprise when each track ends because you expect that their velvety landscape could go on forever
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  9. 6.5 |   Earbuddy

    Hamilton has been seemingly guiding us into the pits of hell. And we followed along willingly. Of course, when the songs are this good, we’ll go anywhere Widowspeak wants to go
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