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Product Description

Australian edition of this 2009 album includes two bonus tracks. 2009 release from the American Alt-Rockers, a record that perfectly captures the sun-baked outlook of life in their adopted San Francisco hometown, just as The Velvet Underground crackled with New York electricity and The Smiths' songs came soaked in Manchester drizzle. Album has been described by Girls as ''honest, loose, ethereal, obnoxious and perfect.''.

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[It's] that reckless enthusiasm, that's real, and it
powers every deadpan plea in Girls', let's be
honest, amazing hits. --Fader

These gorgeous numbers make my skin literally
tingle. The tunes are so classic and pure, yet
churn so massively, and the language is so full of
want. It's an imperfect world, and boys and girls
do each other harm. But, hey, sometimes a song
can be your salvation." --SF Bay Guardian

"Hellhole Ratrace" is one of the Top 100 Songs Of The Year. --Pitchfork --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Lust for Life
  2. Laura
  3. Ghost Mouth
  4. God Damned
  5. Big Bad Mean Motherfucker
  6. Hellhole Ratrace
  7. Headache
  8. Summertime
  9. Lauren Marie
  10. Morning Light
  11. Curls
  12. Darling
  13. Solitude [*]
  14. Life in San Francisco [*]


Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 1, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
  • ASIN: B002OQZDV4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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By M. McClure on October 19, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I heard about this band on Pitchfork a few weeks ago. The site was heaping buckets of praise on the young band's debut album, (the appropriately and simply titled 'Album'), and, even though I don't usually agree with PF's 'glowing' reviews, they're always worth -at least- checking out. Now, I'll be the first to admit that upon hearing the first 30 seconds or so of 'Lust For Life', I was a tad put-off by singer/songwriter Christopher Owens' nasally delivery, to the point of stopping the song and saying "That's that!" in regards to Girls. It wasn't until a good friend of mine, with an uncanny ear for great music called me last week to ask if i'd heard this band, which he'd been listening too, non-stop for weeks. My friend then preceded to embark on this half hour, suplerfluous-filled rant, which inevitably persuaded me to go back and give Girls another chance. Boy am I glad I did! If I'd just listened to a little more of 'Lust For Life' I would've realized that Owens so-called 'nasally delivery' was the perfect tongue-in-cheek sarcasm needed to give the bittersweet little lament of a track it's "OOMPH!". In fact, it's pretty much this formula for the entire album: take a rather somber subject matter, add an upbeat, indomitable delivery, and you have Girls. That may sound a bit repetetive, but I neglected to mention Owens' gifted vocal range. His voice can inflect hints of Elvis Costello, Morrisey, and even early-Beatles era John Lennon, (just take a gander at the no-fi gem 'God Damned' if you don't believe me). Nor have I mentioned JR White's skills as a producer/arranger. Each song on the album has it's own unique sound, almost as if it were produced by multiple people. It's that combined skill that keeps 'Album' sounding fresh track-after-track.Read more ›
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I can't believe there aren't more reviews for this. "Album" is enjoyable from beginning to end and the order of the songs lend themselves to the continuity of the disc. Every person will hear different influences here.. I hear Jesus & Mary Chain, 50's rock n' roll, 60's sunshine pop, 70's mellow rock, shoegaze, and current indie rock. The group never sounds like they are trying to sound a certain way... it just seems to flow naturally. I agree with E. Mcmenamin's review in that this COULD have been the summer album of the year if only it wasn't released in September.
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San Francisco debut of gorgeously addictive, sublime relationship angst pop, couched in
stunning summery melodies. Lo-fi, indie psychedelic pop twang with a druggy, ethereal feel that
sucks you in like the good time you just can't turn down. Allusions to Beach Boys, Phil Spector,
Jesus & Mary Chain, Stratford 4, Beaujolais, Spiritualized.
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That about says it all. The sound quality on vinyl is great, and the music really lends itself to the format. I feel like it sounds even more warm and lush, but that might just be because I really enjoy this album and like having it on vinyl! Either way, I recommend it. Plus, it's a gatefold sleeve, which is always cool.

Overall: A+
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The debut album, "Album," by Girls contains three essential songs that amplify the entire piece. "Lust for Life," "Laura," and "Hellhole Ratrace" are spectacular songs that are polished, yet emotionally raw. There are some other decent highs on the album, but these tracks are definitely cream of the crop. I can definitely hear some Elvis Costello influence in Girls.
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This was my favorite album last year and I find myself putting into many mixes for friends. Their sound is retro surf pop, yet sounds fresh and new. There are other bands attempting to blend surf pop, Spector wall of sound, but none are doing it as well or with as much of their own voice as Girls. They are in a league of their own and I think they are getting better with age. Great album the entire way through which sets a very distinct mood. Both fun and heartbreackingly honest. Give it a listen. If you get a chance to see them live..do it!
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On this album, Girls are able to merge a multitude of genres yet orchestrate them so that it all flows cohesively. The band shows a great ability to make some fantastic indie pop as heard on "Laura" but also phenomenal ballads like "Hellhole Ratrace"
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By E. Mcmenamin on September 24, 2009
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"Album" is instantly catchy jangle-psychedelia. Reverb and tremolo drenched guitars, wavery downtrodden lyrics and a mix of both up-tempo and down-tempo tracks -- it would have been the perfect summer record on both sunny and rainy days.
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