Girls “Father, Son, Holy Ghost” (2011)

November 5, 2011

Despite its lofty title, the second studio album by Girls (two boys in fact) is a great treat for a lazy Sunday noon. Girls’ formula is plain simple (guitar, percussion and organ) and their assumption to reach for the spirit of the ’60s and ’70s is not especially original. However, these 11 songs are executed so incredibly and at ease that it seems impossible not to surrender to their charm. There are no low points here so it is rather hard to find the true standouts. But if I found myself in life-threatening circumstances, I would tell you to listen to My Ma, a sweet and mellow son-to-mother gospel-like ode, and Die, a hard rock track with surprisingly soft and folk ending, in the first place. Vomit may have a disgusting title but you don’t judge the book by its cover.

hydrameter: 4/5

Key Tracks: Die, My Ma

Listen to My Ma: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu8jHRZymNs

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One Response to “Girls “Father, Son, Holy Ghost” (2011)”

  1. FFF Fest Day 2: The Joy Formidable, Wugazi, Tune-Yards, Dan Deacon, M83, Girls, Lykke Li, The Damned. Lots of dust. Lots of beer.

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