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Cold Specks / I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Album:I Predict A Graceful Expulsion Collection:General
Artist:Cold Specks Added:06/2012
Label:Broken Hertz Records 

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Add Date:2012-10-05 Pull Date:2012-12-07 
Week Ending:9 Dec2 Dec25 Nov18 Nov4 Nov28 Oct21 Oct14 Oct
Airplays:34111113

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Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2012-09-27 
Soul/folk/post-rock
From Swans to Spiritualized, this has been a fantastic year for music that appropriates and expands on gospel traditions, and Cold Specks offer another great release in this vein. The band aims for a quieter, lusher sound than the artists above, and frontwoman Al Spx’s achingly gorgeous vocals are authoritative but restrained. Wow. Favorites: 3, 4, 6, 7, 11. No FCCs detected.

1. (2:16)—Medium-slow guitar plucking. Subdued vocals. Strings and backing vocals in the chorus.
2. (2:29)—Slow. Starts sparely but builds and adds drums, washes of guitar, and strings over the song’s course.
3. *(4:05)—Mid-tempo. Starts with piano and vocals. Drums, strings and a choir emerge further on. Builds but never explodes. Chills the bones.
4. *(3:20)—Slow. Reverb-y guitar begins the song, and later a full band enters. Very catchy chorus.
5. (2:35)—Medium-fast. Lush, almost a fusion of shoegaze and soul.
6. *(3:50)—Mid-tempo. Gorgeous opening. Acoustic guitar dominates the first half. Drums and a choir break in, then recede.
7. *(4:14)—Medium-fast. Acoustic guitar with the occasional inclusion of a choir. In terms of power, Spx’s vocal delivery approaches Bob Dylan’s.
8. (3:48)—Mid-tempo. Piano-driven. Builds in the final third. A cappella ending.
9. (3:12)—Medium-fast. Full band enters a minute in.
10. (4:01)—Slow. Plucked guitar begins the song, and other instruments gradually enter until the song is very loud.
11. *(3:11)—Medium-slow. No full band, mostly just acoustic guitar and vocals. The restraint ends the album beautifully.

Track Listing
1.The Mark 6.Holland
2.Heavy Hands 7.Elephant Head
3.Winter Solstice 8.Send Your Youth
4.When The City Lights Dim 9.Blank Maps
5.Hector 10.Steady
 11.Lay Me Down