Editors' Notes Watford meets Wisconsin on this stately second album from English sibling trio The Staves. Produced by Justin Vernon, and recorded in his remote midwest studio, If I Was undoubtedly bears the nu-folk imprint of the Bon Iver woodsman—who lends grizzled cowboy vocals to “Make It Holy”—but the Stavely-Taylor sisters are resolutely the stars of their own show. And their luscious, crisp harmonies (whether backed by ragged riffs on “Black & White” or layered into a hummingbird refrain on “Let Me Down”) are a persistent, otherworldly delight.

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Blood I Bled
1
4:06
 
Steady
2
3:28
 
No Me, No You, No More
3
2:46
 
Let Me Down
4
4:05
 
Black & White
5
2:39
 
Damn It All
6
6:26
 
The Shining
7
3:38
 
Don't You Call Me Anymore
8
2:52
 
Horizons
9
2:49
 
Teeth White
10
3:40
 
Make It Holy
11
4:33
 
Sadness Don't Own Me
12
4:38
 
Hopeless
13
1:57
 
Train Tracks
14
2:14
 
I'm On Fire
15
3:12
 
No Me, No You, No More (Live at Wilton's Music Hall)
16
3:05
 
Damn It All (Live at Wilton's Music Hall)
17
6:57
 

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