Album

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Refashioning 60s pop for today's pilled-up generation? Not such a bad idea, as it happens, even if it is a bit Spiritualized.
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    While the songwriting draws heavily on bigwigs such as Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach and Brian Wilson, albeit ckloaked in layers of woozy production. This is its chief asset, providing a dark undertow. [Oct 2009, p.111]
  3. What potentially made Album exciting was that it seemed to understand that pop itself doesn't make sense, and that it can still work just as well with all the wrong notes in all the wrong order.
  4. Don’t get me wrong, Album’s best songs (Lust for Life, Laura, and Hellhole Ratrace) are utterly essential, but take these out of the equation and there’s really very little to get excited about. Unless you count the band’s back-story, that is.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. ChristianP.
    Sep 26, 2009
    3
    Embarrassingly overrated. one great song, and even that is about twice as long as it needs to be. What a bore.
  2. Mar 24, 2017
    9
    Girls masterfully accomplished to compress the feelings of a lost youth in a single album. From stat to finish, Album is wholeheartedly honestGirls masterfully accomplished to compress the feelings of a lost youth in a single album. From stat to finish, Album is wholeheartedly honest and self-aware. Full Review »
  3. 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 Full Review »