User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43

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  1. Oct 8, 2011
    10
    Perhaps the most highly anticipated indie album of 2011, Father, Son, Holy Ghost was touted as a classic even before its release. These are weighty expectations for any band to endure, let alone a young band from San Francisco poised to release only its second full-length album... read the rest of the review at http://www.resonantpassage.net/2011/09/08/girls-father-son-holy-ghost/
  2. Dec 20, 2011
    10
    The sound is loaded with several generations of influences - from Pink Floyd and Bowie to Spiritualized and the Flaming Lips - but is deeply steeped in the early '70s; this album could have been made at any point in the past 40 years.
  3. Aug 1, 2012
    10
    Girls have made the greatest album of the 2010s so far. Father, Son, Holy Ghost is an amazing masterpiece. I can't believe that its only a 79 on Metacritic.
  4. j30
    Apr 23, 2012
    8
    Father, Son, Holy Ghost is one of the best album of 2011. The music, while trying to be sort of nostalgic rock, sounds surprisingly fresh. Christopher Owens' singing is hard to get used to at first, but worth the first couple listens.
  5. Nov 5, 2011
    8
    Despite its lofty title, the second studio album by Girls (two boys in fact) is a great treat for a lazy Sunday noon. Girlsâ
  6. Dec 30, 2011
    5
    I dont get it. Nothing Special. I've listened to it several times and still cant find one stand out track. Don't waste your money.....................
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Dec 15, 2011
    90
    a record that is both this good and a display of a band with so much more to show us does not come along often.
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    90
    They sound like they'll probably end up being one of the most enduring bands of our era.
  3. Nov 3, 2011
    89
    FSHG continues this wheelhouse effect, drifting from Smile session bounce on opener "Honey Bunny" into the heavy-psych wind tunnel of "Die" and sprawling anchor "Vomit."