Album - Girls
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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the San Francisco-based duo of Christopher Owens and Chet White.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Studio majesty be darned, this could prove a modern classic regardless.
  2. Album is one of the year’s most bracing pop releases, and one of the best, a devastatingly fresh reframing of the pop songbook.
  3. Girls are genuine drop-outs, bona-fide freaks who’ve made a record far removed from the predictable cycles of the music industry. Now that’s a real story.
  4. Even if Album doesn’t turn out to be all it’s been made out to be by the reams of hype already bestowed upon it, it’s certainly working at the moment.
  5. 80
    Album lurches bizarrely from the heart-rending to the goofy to the simply spaced-out, but what it lacks in polish it makes up for with buckets of charm.
  6. On Girls' debut, Christopher Owens' made peace with his past and crafted ace tunes to go with his tales of redemption.
  7. Somehow, though, they forgot the crucial dollop of excitement or charisma, so we're left with an earful of directionless heartbreak and failure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Aug 1, 2012
    10
    Girls' debut is definitely one of the best albums of 2009. There is a lot of emotion in this album, unlike most of the indie recordsGirls' debut is definitely one of the best albums of 2009. There is a lot of emotion in this album, unlike most of the indie records nowadays. They are now one of my favorite bands Expand
  2. LoriB.
    Oct 3, 2009
    10
    Cannot stop listening to this album.
  3. OliverBillenness
    Oct 9, 2009
    10
    Excellent. As near to perfect as an album has got in 2009.
  4. PeterB.
    Sep 25, 2009
    9
    Fine indeed!
  5. JackH
    Oct 18, 2009
    9
    This is simply good music, filled with passion and heartache. Daniel Brockman should have another listen.
  6. AndrewK.
    Sep 26, 2009
    9
    Inexplicably infectious and overflowing with a gorgeous sense of melancholy.
  7. mg
    Sep 25, 2009
    0
    Simply AWFUL !!!

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