I Predict A Graceful Expulsion

Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
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Based on 14 reviews
2012 Ratings: #475 / 957
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Based on 12 ratings
May 22, 2012 / Release Date
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Drowned in Sound

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.

Beats Per Minute

All this might not catch you on your first few listens; her lyrics are the kind that seep in after repeated listens.


What elevates I Predict a Graceful Expulsion above pure comfort food, however, is how it subtly tugs against the big, major-network-drama payoff for which it feels custom-built. 

No Ripcord

What we have here is the molding of a true songwriter instead of a fleeting star.

The 405

At times, I Predict A Graceful Expulsion can be slightly one-paced and one-trick, but it's a trick attractive and earnest enough to warrant repeated listens.


If the focus on ‘I Predict A Graceful Expulsion’ is sharp then its scope is overly broad, focusing in on vague sentiments that leave you fond, but never in love.

Ladan Hussein has some slow-dragged stories in her pocket and some basic, urban-folk melodies in her hands.
Let her clap them together at her will.
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Track List

  1. The Mark 
  2. Heavy Hands 
  3. Winter Solstice 
  4. When The City Lights Dim 
  5. Hector 
  6. Holland 
  7. Elephant Head 
  8. Send Your Youth 
  9. Blank Maps 
  10. Steady 
  11. Lay Me Down
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Added on: May 21, 2012