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Widowspeak / Expect The Best
Album:Expect The Best Collection:General
Artist:Widowspeak Added:09/2017
Label:Captured Tracks 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-09-27 Pull Date:2017-11-29 
Week Ending:3 Dec19 Nov12 Nov5 Nov29 Oct22 Oct15 Oct8 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 08, 2021:Magnetized Toner (rebroadcast from Oct 3, 2017)
The Dream
4.Nov 28, 2017:Magnetized Toner
The Dream
2.Dec 27, 2017:The Fuzz Deli
5.Nov 26, 2017:w/e
The Dream
3.Nov 30, 2017:Totally A
When I Tried
6.Nov 16, 2017:Totally A
When I Tried

Album Review
Super Chuck
Reviewed 2017-09-22 
After three full length albums of full Americana with all of the seams exposed, Widowspeak are now going the full Mazzy Star, leaning into the dream pop world with Expect the Best. Expect The Best, is a fitting analog to the nine-song collection within: mesmerizingly introspective, nakedly nostalgic. Here Widowspeak continues its exploration of dreamy, ’90s-indebted “cowboy grunge,” somewhere in the overlap between sombre indie rock, dream pop, slow-core and their own invented genre.

Like:Sharon Van Etten, Mazzy Star, Tennis, Wye Oak

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Play: 1, 2, 3, 6.

1.The Dream (4:19) - Stunning, mixing Brian Jonestown Massacre-esque chugging guitars with brief country twangs.
2.When I Tried (4:42) - Concentrates on lack of motivationits chorus washing over you like a wave of blissful, shoegazey psychedelics.
3.Dog (3:49) - Slow mellow-sad shoegazy ballad.
4.Warmer (3:50) - Serious sounding four-chord sequence soaked in layers of sound.
5.Good Sport (1:45) - Short drumless, eclectic grungy track.
6.Let Me (3:43) - Climactic swells, orgasmic climax of soaring guitars and crashing percussion.
7.Right On (2:51) - Dramatic keyboards and a persistent guitar hook.
8.Expect the Best (3:34) Reverb-drenched indie rock.
9.Fly on the Wall (6:59) Swirling round and round in an ever increasing frenzy until it wears itself out.

Track Listing
1.The Dream 5.Good Sport
2.When I Tried 6.Let Me
3.Dog 7.Right On
4.Warmer 8.Expect The Best
 9.Fly On The Wall