Girl Image
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British indie-pop trio was produced by Ash Workman.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Uncut
    Nov 5, 2019
    80
    Splendid. ... All the crafty hooks, Haim-worthy vocal harmonies, sumptuous layers of synths and unabashedly prefab beats belie the poignant nature of Girl Ray's odes to post-millennial love and longing. [Dec 2019, p.26]
  2. Q Magazine
    Nov 5, 2019
    80
    It's the perfect balance of serious pop and pop that doesn't take itself too seriously. [Dec 2019, p.107]
  3. 70
    It’s the moments of clumsy transitions, erratic woodwind inclusions and underwhelming choruses however that throw some doubt on that suggestion, but there's still much to love on Girl.
  4. Mojo
    Nov 5, 2019
    60
    Girl Ray's metamorphosis is still ongoing, and that their true final form may resemble something darker and more substantial than Girl's neon reveries, diverting though they are. [Dec 2019, p.94]
  5. Nov 8, 2019
    60
    Girl feels more exploratory than certain, never quite as assertive of its identity as one might hope. Still, their willingness to shift identity without compromising their core suggests Girl Ray could have a lustrous future.
  6. Nov 5, 2019
    60
    Stepping away from the core sound of their debut was a bold move from Girl Ray; they don’t always quite pull the change off but, when they do, Girl can be a charismatic record.
  7. Nov 7, 2019
    50
    Only rarely can the listener form more than an ephemeral bond. ’Keep It Tight’ and ‘Friend Like That’ have an all-for-one gang mentality akin to chats with old friends. Unfortunately, it otherwise feels like watching strangers from across a dance floor.

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