Everything You've Come to Expect

The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come to Expect
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Based on 25 reviews
2016 Ratings: #504 / 760
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Based on 188 ratings
2016 Ratings: #451
April 1, 2016 / Release Date
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Domino / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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As a partnership they continue to provoke intriguing responses from each other, with Kane upping his game significantly from his last solo record and Turner seemingly less inclined to couch himself in irony.


The lyrics, devilishly wedded to their echo-chamber-laden arrangements and sneering Bowie-esque croons, play like coded spells set to music.

The Skinny

This record ranges wider and finds new pockets of surprise while paradoxically seeming less out-of-the-blue. Everything You've Come To Expect feels like a roundhouse follow-up to the Puppets' debut and to certain Arctic Monkeys records at the same time


Everything You’ve Come to Expect is stylish, self-satisfied, smug, sleazy, cocky and confident. It is completely over the top and that’s just where these boys want to be.


As The Last Shadow Puppets, Kane and Turner have served up an exquisite offering that is melodically rich, diverse, and more complex than its predecessor, centred around a collection of undeniably terrific tunes.


It’s a fresher yet slightly less exciting and memorable effort. Still, it captures almost everything that makes the Last Shadow Puppets stand out, so devotees will likely have their expectations met nonetheless.

Consequence of Sound

Turner should take solace that the album is never tortuous or boring. In fact, it doesn’t even feel like a side project, with all the players devoting themselves fully.

Under The Radar

If Everything You've Come to Expect doesn't cut significantly into Turner's time with the Monkeys, it makes a strong case for a shorter wait between records than the eight years since Understatement

Loud and Quiet

The obsession with ’50s rock’n’roll and rockabilly continues, while the doo-wop and baroque pop of the group’s debut is dusted off again so that it feels, ultimately, like much less than eight years have passed.


The Last Shadow Puppets excel when they craft attention-grabbing pop with lush arrangements and unique lyrics, and they mostly do just that on Everything You've Come to Expect.

The Line of Best Fit

Everything We’ve Come to Expect is champagne-coated, arena-sized pop-rock album that’s slick and accessibly smart.

Rolling Stone

The second album ... as Last Shadow Puppets is drowsily gorgeous, soft-focus California burnout, á la Beck and art-pop icon Scott Walker.

No Ripcord

It leaves the impression that The Last Shadow Puppets are principally a conduit for Turner and Kane to demonstrate just how suave they are, and while it’s hard to find many faults with the record, it’s lacking an edge to make it a great one.

Pretty Much Amazing

Beyond the moments in which the album transcends its estimated promise of “slightly sexy music for dramatic people,” Everything You’ve Come to Expect can drag.

The Guardian

Their second album together is lightly peppered with tracks that sound exactly like the work of a side-project, recorded during downtime for want of something better to do, and doubtless more fun to make than they are to listen to.


For all its merits ... there are tracks that pass by without making any significant impression ... As such, it is unlikely to be held in the same esteem as its predecessor.


Like Zayn Malik's Mind of Mine, Everything You've Come to Expect makes very clear that Turner and Kane are sexy men with sexy lives having lots of sexy sex with their sexy girlfriends. The only difference between them is a seven-year age gap.

Drowned in Sound

With Kane still seemingly the driving force behind the project, the group have stagnated. Everything You’ve Come To Expect is the sound of a side project with no new ideas.


Small improvements have been made across the board, particularly on the ballads, but it’s hard not to feel like the energy has been sucked out of the room by The Last Shadow Puppets’ refusal to vary the pace.


Beyond cringe-worthy, it’s like rifling through the 60s wardrobe wasn’t quite enough; for round two Kane and Turner had to dredge up the rampant sexism of the era too.

An absolutely flawless album from start to finish. It's mature sound and subtle nuances are easy to miss on first listen, probably explaining the handful of middle ground reviews.
*Yawn* Did the first song finish, or was that the entire album? I can't tell. In all seriousness, "Everything You've Come to Expect" is an unimaginative, sex-driven parade led by two superstars whose talents are clearly best spent separately.

Notable Song: "Everything You've Come to Expect"
Alex Turner and Miles Kane are two songwriters perfectly capable of whipping up some cleverly written songs, but it seems they would rather focus primarily on rubbing their sexy swagger in our faces. It's everything I've come to expect from these two.

Favourite tracks: Miracle Aligner
Turner and Kane reunite for the second The Last Shadow Puppets album, after quite some time since the release of the supergroup's debut record. Everything You've Come to Expect is, ironically, much less than one might have expected after listening to their fantastic first single Aviation. The record shows the band once again delivering their interesting mix of indie-rock and chamber-pop music, with lots of orchestrated elements and huge sounding instrumentals. The problem is that most of the ... read more
Them soyo boyos are back together and they're recycling the same shit from the last album. Sure, the production is great, Alex and Miles' chemistry is solid and there are some decent songs on here. But it seems they want to focus on their swagger more than their songwriting talents. It's "Everything You've Come To Expect" and maybe a little less.

Fav Tracks: Miracle Aligner; Bad Habits; Aviation; Dracula Teeth; Everything You've Come To Expect; Sweet Dreams, TN

Least Fav Tracks: The ... read more
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Track List

  1. Aviation
  2. Miracle Aligner
  3. Dracula Teeth
  4. Everything You've Come To Expect
  5. The Element Of Surprise
  6. Bad Habits
  7. Sweet Dreams, TN
  8. Used To Be My Girl
  9. She Does The Woods
  10. Pattern
  11. The Dream Synopsis
  12. Bourne Identity
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