quot; throws an unexpected nod to Sly and the Family Stone.The closing track, Goodbye, Goodnight, is also the first the group recorded, and the one they believe best epitomizes the journey of making this album. At first, Scott McMickens production caught the band off-guard: He slowed the waltz down to the tempo of a dirge or a dirge with the levity of a waltz and built the track up at an almost excruciatingly slow pace that in the end gives you what you want from it, but only gives it to you once. At first we were all just trying to understand where he was coming from, Wilson says with a laugh. And it took us a while to get there, but the arrangement works out so well with what the song is about and how we felt when we wrote it that it ended up being one of my favorite songs on the record.And the more you listen toExpectations, the more the many worlds of this project begin to cohere around you. After all, one of the great joys of traveling the world is discovering surprising connections: A skyscraper in Barcelona reminds you of a spire in the Utah desert; the Northern Lights in the Norwegian sky look like an oil slick on the Philadelphia pavement.Expectations, an album which can by turns be bitter,wistful,angry, and flirtatious, is rich with these surprising rhymes across the record.Were all growing and changing and learning new tricks, Beggins says. Wilson responds, Yeah, theres no right or wrong way to do anything. Her own record, though, is proof shes wrong.