Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost Review (ThreeTakes)

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  1. Kevin says:

    These reviews are awfully harsh – maybe I’m just not hearing something, but this album is much more cohesive than the last (it sounds as if it’s been produced with a singular project in mind – as opposed to Album, which sounded glued and taped together). Also, the song-writing is stronger – Owen’s melancholy is heartfelt and optimistic. I’m not certain he’s aiming for anything “spiritual” or asking you to choose a religion or something… These songs do not sound like they were quickly put together – the production is subtle and sometimes over-the-top (vomit – which I think is awesome).

    Granted, this is not a happy-shining-people-holding-hands California pop album. Girls never wrote those songs. There is a lot of melancholy here – but there’s also plenty of hope and optimism. Though there are not many stand-out *hits* (who cares about that anyhow?), the record is fully of beautiful sun-soaked melodies and heartfelt lyrics. You can box the songs into retro-influences, but Girls have never written pastiche.

    What did Vonnegut say – “Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.” I feel the same way regarding some of these comments – I mean, come on!

  2. zoe says:

    haha, pitchfork just gave this a 9.3. best score since like, Beach House

  3. jonbehm says:

    Pitchfork is wrong

  4. solace says:

    i like it quite a bit, and certainly more than their debut, but 9.3 is ridiculous. it’s def more in the 7.5 range for me.

    btw, Bon Iver got a 9.5 this year

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