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Everything You've Come To Expect

The Last Shadow Puppets

Everything You've Come To Expect

Second album from the indie rock side-project from Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane (The Rascals)

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  1. 8.0 |   The Music

    If there's anything we've come to expect from this all-star duo, it's '60s guitar riffs and swoon-worthy harmonies
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    The lyrics, devilishly wedded to their echo-chamber-laden arrangements and sneering Bowie-esque croons, play like coded spells set to music
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  3. 8.0 |   The Independent

    An unhurried follow-up that feels experimental
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Feels like a roundhouse follow-up to the Puppets' debut and to certain Arctic Monkeys records at the same time
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  5. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    Stylish, self-satisfied, smug, sleazy, sexist, cocky and confident. It is completely over the top and that’s just where these boys want to be
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    This album isn’t quite what we’ve come to expect from The Last Shadow Puppets, but that’s just how we like it
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    An exquisite offering that is melodically rich, diverse, and more complex than its predecessor, centred around a collection of undeniably terrific tunes
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Simultaneously fresher yet less exciting and memorable than its predecessor, Everything You've Come to Expect captures almost everything that makes the Last Shadow Puppets stand out
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  9. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    And 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
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  10. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Feels necessary within the context of all their careers, and the project is worthy of a return visit in another decade or so
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  11. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    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
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  12. 7.0 |   Uncut

    A certain bromance, impressively rekindled. Print edition only

  13. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Champagne-coated, arena-sized pop-rock album that’s slick and accessibly smart
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  14. 7.0 |   Gig Soup

    The Monkeys frontman could have written much of this as the follow up to ‘AM’ and not many would have blinked an eye. But, it’s here now so why not enjoy it for what it is
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  15. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Less about copying their idols and more about imprinting a unique style of baroque accompaniment
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  16. 7.0 |   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
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  17. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Drowsily gorgeous, soft-focus California burnout, á la Beck and art-pop icon Scott Walker
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  18. 6.7 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    While there are elements within that suggest a compelling cocktail of high-drama and low self-awareness, Everything You’ve Come to Expect is more dour than it needs to, or should, be
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  19. 6.3 |   Earbuddy

    Solidly produced and features some fun jams, but those looking for something to shake up the year will be disappointed
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  20. 6.0 |   State

    While the pair’s tendency to play it safe leads to something of a mid-album stasis, it would be a huge disservice to The Last Shadow Puppets to suggest there were no fresh ideas on offer here
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  21. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Turner is one of the few bankable names left in British alt-rock; so bankable, in fact, that the considerable strengths and notable failings of Everything You’ve Come to Expect seem almost beside the point. Its success seems assured
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  22. 6.0 |   Q

    A little harder to love than its predecessor, but the highlights are definitely worth the wait. Print edition only

  23. 6.0 |   Mojo

    One can’t help feeling that this is a pressure valve for their day jobs. Print edition only

  24. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s a superior side project, just not quite essential
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  25. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s exactly what we’ve come to expect from The Last Shadow Puppets
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  26. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    For all its merits, though, there are tracks that pass by without making any significant impression
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  27. 6.0 |   The FT

    Their first album came out in 2008, influenced by 1960s orchestral pop. The follow-up takes the homage to a higher level
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  28. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    All these different flavours and textures generally make for a pretty laid-back ride, and a bit more grit in the works really wouldn’t have hur
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  29. 6.0 |   Beardfood

    Kane and Turner ooze sex, and the orchestra only serves to accentuate their confidence
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  30. 5.6 |   Pitchfork

    A lavish California confection, featuring a 29-piece orchestra recorded at Hollywood's storied United Recording, and arranged by Owen Pallett
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  31. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It might finally be time for the lads to put the puppets back in the toy box. The world was ready for something new this time round
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  32. 5.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    The record flows forth like a dream, which is intriguing until you’re nine tracks deep and still listening to songs at the exact same tempo
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  33. 4.0 |   The Quietus

    Throughout Everything You’ve Come to Expect, Turner and Kane are cast in a light of seductive swank, and yet their script belies any of the lounge cool of Gainsbourg and his ilk
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  34. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Also nagging is the feeling that even the best tracks are just Monkeys offcuts in orchestral pop clothing
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  35. 4.0 |   DIY

    The classical instrumentation isn’t the only relic of the past clinging onto The Last Shadow Puppets, and more often than not, that title is all too literal
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