Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

A quiet, understated triumph
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
As most people know by now, Girls are, of course, not girls at all. Centred around the core duo of Christopher Owens and Chet ‘JR’ Whit, the San Francisco band formed some four years ago and released their debut album - the aptly titled ‘Album’ - to much critical acclaim in 2009. This follow-up continues the summery romantic daydreams of that record, its jangly, relaxed songs floating in a carefree haze of good times past and present. ‘Die’ adds some distorted rock ‘n’ roll psychedelics to the equation, but really, it’s on plaintive, bittersweet ruminations such as ‘Vomit’ and ‘Alex’ where this record truly thrives. A quiet, understated triumph.

7/10

Words by MISCHA PEARLMAN

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