September 2015 National CD Reviews

Review: Widowspeak – All Yours

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Widowspeak

Widowspeak
All Yours

Captured Tracks
Street: 09.04
Widowspeak = Mazzy Star + Fleetwood Mac

All Yours is Widowspeak’s third full-length album, and listening to it is like opening a handwritten letter from a dear friend. This is a rare band in that each release is just as sweet and memorable as the last, yet still manages to incorporate growth and new sounds. All Yours takes a fresh, sunny tone as opposed to the dusty, somber textures of their previous release, The Swamps. With extra-pleasant buzzing guitar and velvety vocals, the album has a quintessential ’70s folk-rock feel. “Girls” is an ideal conglomeration of cowboy-esque drums/electric guitar, an almost shoegaze vocal arrangement and a rock outro that makes you want to clap along. The title track is satisfying and sweeping with lyrics that reflect simply on the past—“I was once all yours, too.” From first song to last, Widowspeak have truly outdone themselves this time. 
–Kia McGinnis