Everything Is Expensive

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Everything is Expensive
Studio album by Esthero
Released October 30, 2012
Recorded 2010-2012
Length 48:30
Label Esthero
Esthero chronology
Wikked Lil' Grrrls
Everything Is Expensive
Singles from Everything Is Expensive
  1. "Never Gonna Let You Go"
    Released: June 5, 2012

Everything Is Expensive is the third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Esthero, set for release on October 30, 2012.[1] The album's lead single "Never Gonna Let You Go" was released in June 2012.[2]

The album was self-released by Esthero, with a distribution deal through Universal Music in Canada. On September 24, 2012, Esthero signed the project up to PledgeMusic, offering a wide variety of exclusive packages, such as a Korean BBQ with her, a handmade clutch purse, finger paintings and signed CDs.[3][4]

Critical Reception[edit]

"Everything Is Expensive" garnered mixed to negative reviews from music critics. Maria Sokulsky-Dolnycky, writing for Spill, awarded the album 2 out of 5 stars, praising Esthero's vocal performance but concluding that "the songs lack substance and memorability," going on to call the album "lacklustre at best."[5] Now Think Free's review, written by Anupa Mistry, was similarly negative, stating that the album "is a tepid, confused palette for a musician who displayed a fierce individuality in the past," though praising Esthero's vocals.[6] 2020k praised the album's vulnerability and audio engineering.[7]

Commercial Performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 13 on the US Heatseekers album chart, also reaching two regional charts, the Pacific and South Atlantic Heatseekers charts, where it peaked at numbers 4 and 10, respectively.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Crash (Prelude)" Esthero Esthero, Chin Injeti 1:48
2. "Black Mermaid" Esthero, J. Lake Esthero 4:18
3. "Gracefully" Esthero Esthero 3:32
4. "You Don't Get A Song" Esthero Esthero, The Brothers Rise 3:30
5. "Walking On Eggshells" Jon Levine, Anjulie Esthero 3:31
6. "Never Gonna Let You Go" Esthero, Adam Bravin Esthero, Adam Bravin 3:52
7. "Supernatural" Esthero, Justin Trugman, C. Todd Neilsen, Krista M. Gonzales, Russel Ali Justin Trugman 3:27
8. "Go" Esthero, Greg Wells, T. Lee Esthero 5:00
9. "How Do I Get You Alone" Esthero, Ricky Tillo Esthero 2:54
10. "Francis" Esthero Esthero, Jamie Rise 4:58
11. "Everything Is Expensive (The Kids Are Not Alright)" Esthero, Josh Lopez, Ricky Tillo Esthero, Josh Lopez 5:33
12. "Crash" (feat. Jonah Johnson) Esthero, Josh Lopez, Jonah Johnson, Sean Nelson Esthero 4:00
13. "Over" Bartholomew, Tiffany Goss, Amanda Wilkinson Bartholomew 2:18
Total length: 48:30


Chart (2012) Peak
US Heatseekers Albums[8] 13
US South Atlantic Heatseekers Albums[8] 10
US Pacific Heatseekers Albums[8] 4


  1. ^ "Listen". Everythingisexpensive.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Esthero Joins MSAM Roster!". Mikesavageazrtistmanagement.com. 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Esthero: New Album on PledgeMusic". Pledgemusic.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  4. ^ Collins, Leah. "Esthero 'got really haunted' for new album, Everything is Expensive". National Post. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Album Review: Esthero - Everything Is Expensive". Spill. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Esthero - Everything is Expensive". Now Think Free. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Album Review: Esthero Everything is Expensive". 2020kaccessdate=6 October 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Esthero Chart Search search results". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 24 September 2016.