The Swamps [EP] - Widowspeak
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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. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  1. Oct 30, 2013
    80
    Track for track, Swamps just might be Widowspeak's most consistent work yet.
  2. 75
    What truly works is the band’s commitment to the skeletal framework of their music, Thomas’ authoritative picking coupled with Hamilton’s lilting voice, a sultry whisper that conveys desolation and wistfulness, both of which play major roles in many of these songs.
  3. Nov 7, 2013
    74
    Widowspeak seem to have found a home in the swamps, and now they're inviting us in to set awhile.
  4. Oct 30, 2013
    70
    Largely acoustic, it is a drowsy, potent EP.
  5. 70
    Smoke And Mirrors [is] a dense, torrid quicksand of clattering shoegaze chaos at the heart of this six-track stopgap between Brooklyn duo Widowspeak’s celebrated second album ‘Almanac’ and their soon-come third.
  6. Oct 30, 2013
    60
    The Swamp packs some surprises, and enough solid tunes to make it a worthy companion to Almanac.
  7. 60
    The EP’s six tracks waft through speakers like the haze that envelopes South Florida during the controlled burns of the Everglades each fall.