Album - Girls
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 56
  2. Negative: 6 out of 56

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  1. Jan 23, 2011
    10
    We all know the back story by now... this was my favorite release of 2009 and it was followed up in 2010 by the excellent ep 'broken dreams club'. 'Album' is filled with radio ready songs (i think four different songs have been released as singles?) and has a nice variety to it. Lust for life, morning light, god damned, laura, all classics. Its going to be interesting to see how this band evolves, but if the BDC ep is any indication, look for more great things to come from girls! Expand
  2. Jun 3, 2012
    4
    I do like the singer's voice...it reminds me of Elvis Costello. However, Costello's tunes had balls, brains, and had some compelling points to make about the psyche of the lonely, self-pitying sap. I like the newer album, but I really have no use for this one.
  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 records nowadays. They are now one of my favorite bands
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. Girls' 2009 album (simply titled Album) actually proved itself worthy of the hype upon its release.
  2. Despite having ties to shitgaze, this isn’t a record obsessed with that aesthetic, and this works to its advantage, since these songs clearly aspire to be bigger than that and have very real potential to be.
  3. Its their frivolous experimentalism and willingness to toy with all aspects of the past that make Girls such an invitingly warm and honest proposition