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  • Summary: The fourth ful-length release for the duo of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas was produced by Kevin McMahon.
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  • Record Label: Captured Tracks
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Sep 5, 2017
    80
    Expect The Best is the most akin to Mazzy Star so far.
  2. Sep 5, 2017
    80
    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.
  3. Sep 5, 2017
    75
    On Expect The Best, Widowspeak returns to the looseness of its earlier output but drops even more of its guard, and the band’s ever-present nostalgia becomes a deeper autobiographical commentary on the passage of time and expectations.
  4. Sep 5, 2017
    70
    Expect the Best stands out amongst other reverb-drenched indie rock for being exceptionally well composed.
  5. Sep 6, 2017
    70
    Overall, Widowspeak sticks to its formula on Expect the Best, doubling down on conviction to a fuller effect. The familiar faded tonality now has punchier, richer hues.
  6. Sep 12, 2017
    70
    As ever, the Brooklyn four-piece triumph when they succumb to the dreamier elements of their work, of which Expect the Best carries just enough to sustain the listener across the finish line.
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