Album (Girls album)

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Album
Studio album by Girls
Released September 22, 2009
Recorded 2008
Genre Indie rock, indie pop, garage pop, noise pop
Length 44:17
Label True Panther Sounds
Producer Chet "JR" White
Girls chronology
Album
(2009)
Broken Dreams Club
(2010)
Singles from Album
  1. "Hellhole Ratrace"
    Released: July 6, 2009
  2. "Lust for Life"
    Released: September 7, 2009
  3. "Laura"
    Released: November 9, 2009
  4. "Morning Light"
    Released: February 22, 2010

Album is the debut album by the band Girls. It was released September 22, 2009 on True Panther Sounds.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B+[3]
Billboard favorable[4]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[5]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[6]
The New York Times favorable[7]
NME (9/10)[8]
No Ripcord (6/10)[9]
Pitchfork Media (9.1/10)[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]

Initial critical response to Album was extremely positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 80, based on 22 reviews.[1] Album was awarded the fifth spot on Spin Magazine's best albums of 2009 list [12] and 10th on Pitchfork Media's "The Top 50 Albums of 2009" list.[13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Christopher Owens, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Lust for Life"   2:25
2. "Laura"   4:51
3. "Ghost Mouth"   3:11
4. "God Damned"   2:17
5. "Big Bad Mean Motherfucker"   2:15
6. "Hellhole Ratrace"   6:56
7. "Headache"   4:00
8. "Summertime"   5:39
9. "Lauren Marie"   4:58
10. "Morning Light"   2:36
11. "Curls"   2:08
12. "Darling"   2:59

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue #
United States September 22, 2009 True Panther Sounds CD TRUE-010
LP TRUE-010-1
United Kingdom September 28, 2009 Fantasytrashcan CD FANTASY003
LP FANTASY003LP
Australia October 10, 2009 Pod/Inertia CD (with 2 bonus tracks) PODCD0735
Japan October 21, 2009 Turnstile/Fantasytrashcan CD (with 4 bonus tracks) YRCG-90027
Brazil June 28, 2010 Lab 344 CD (with 2 bonus tracks) 5051083047111

Credits[edit]

  • All songs produced by Chet "JR" White.
  • All music performed by Christopher Owens and Chet "JR" White.
  • Drums on track 10 by Tom Marzella.
  • Drums on tracks 2, 3, 5, and 12 by Garett Godard.
  • Beach sounds on track 7 produced by Myles Benham Cooper.
  • Album cover art by Christopher Owens.
  • All girls album photos by Christopher Owens.
  • Band photo by Sandy Kim.
  • Recorded in San Francisco and Santa Cruz in 2008.
  • Mixed by John Goodmanson with Girls in Seattle in 2009.
  • Mastered by John Golden with Girls in Ventura in 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Album reviews at Metacritic.com". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved October 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Album: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ Bevan, David. "Girls: Album". A.V. Club. Archived from the original on October 5, 2009. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  4. ^ Harding, Cortney. "Girls, "Album"". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  5. ^ Gourlay, Dom (September 18, 2009). "Review / Girls - Album / Releases / Releases // Drowned in Sound". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  6. ^ Dean, Will (September 25, 2009). "Girl:Album CD Review". The Guardian (London). Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  7. ^ Caramanica, Jon (September 6, 2009). "Playlist - New Tunes from Girls, Men, Darlings, Boys Like Girls and Boy Crisis". The New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  8. ^ Jonze, Tim (September 27, 2009). "Album review: Girls - 'Album'". NME. Retrieved September 28, 2009. 
  9. ^ Coleman, David. Girls: Album - Music Review. No Ripcord. October 7, 2009. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  10. ^ Breihan, Tom (September 25, 2009). "Pitchfork: Albums Reviews: Girls: Album". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  11. ^ O'Donnell, Kevin (September 21, 2009). "Rolling Stone: Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 26, 2009. 
  12. ^ 12.07.09 5:07 pm. "The 40 Best Albums of 2009 | GIRLS". SPIN.com. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  13. ^ Staff, Pitchfork (December 17, 2009). "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2009 | Features". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 1, 2011.