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  • Summary: The debut release for the Canadian-born, London, England-based singer-songwriter Al Spx was produced by Jim Anderson.
  • Record Label: Arts & Crafts
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. May 21, 2012
    90
    As a first collection of work from the band this is a stunning release, bursting with life and creativity and fully deserving of the attention and praise that is bound to come its way.
  2. 80
    There's a bruised strength to Spx's voice, and her melodies have the stark, fatalistic tone of chain-gang moans.
  3. May 21, 2012
    80
    Boasting the talents and a depth of spirit of an artist twice her age, I Predict A Graceful Expulsion is a majestic powerhouse of a career starter.
  4. May 23, 2012
    70
    I Predict A Graceful Expulsion maintains a grounded, brooding focus that is designed more as a calling card to exhibit the next proper artist to warm the top of dusty stereo players of plenty middle-aged households.
  5. May 31, 2012
    70
    The overall feeling of the record is dark, but tracks like "Hector" and "Blank Maps" offer a bit of light.
  6. May 29, 2012
    70
    I Predict a Graceful Expulsion feels like a late round in a long fight, and while it may not deliver a knockout punch, it most certainly deserves the win.
  7. Jul 18, 2012
    40
    It's difficult to make either narrative or poetic sense of, well, what she's on about. [Jun 2012, p.85]

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