AOTY 2018

Stranger Today

Our Girl - Stranger Today
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #61 / 706
User Score
Based on 65 ratings
2018 Ratings: #146
August 17, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Cannibal Hymns / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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God Is in the TV
It ... wouldn’t be surprising in the least if Our Girl’s debut album makes you feel stranger today, with the fluttery, stomach-lurching thrill of falling in love.

Brighton, U.K. trio Our Girl’s debut album Stranger Today is the perfect gift for the listener that loves a good musical dichotomy. Fronted by The Big Moon’s Soph Nathan, the band exudes the sweet and tender meets heavy and formidable sound of groups like the Pixies and My Bloody Valentine with their cathartic, thoughtful pop/rock and distorted shoegaze and grunge.

The Line of Best Fit
Our Girl’s hotly anticipated debut LP is a selection of the band’s most striking work to date, which as a whole form the group’s unmistakable identity as one of the most promising new bands on the UK’s guitar scene.
A very honest album that deserves your undivided attention from start to finish.
Wonderfully engaging from the first line of opener ‘Our Girl’, this cracking debut mirrors the nuanced nature of modern life with equal parts noise and softness.
Drowned in Sound

Stanger Today is the sound of a band doing what they want, knowing how to do it and, most importantly, having a blast doing it.

With production courtesy of Bill Ryder-Jones, the band’s sound is beefed up and polished beautifully on ‘Stranger Today’, an album of contrasts and revelations.
This album makes me want to fall in love over and over again
I'm pleasantly surprised at how strong and impactful this album is. Guitar rock is such a crowded genre and one I find myself engaging with less and less, but this really stands out from the noise, so to speak. Sophie's voice is excellent.

Best tracks: I Really Like It, Level, I Wish It Was Sunday
Pretty solid, standard indie rock that doesn't break from the mold so much as refines it and puts out a debut that proves the group knows the genre well and knows how to make engaging and heartfelt music within the confines of the sound. I hope to see more from this group that tries to push the boundaries a little further as you can tell that the capabilities are absolutely there.

Favorite track: Josephine
90s greatness sometimes, other times a big ugly mess
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#27/God Is In The TV
#66/Rough Trade

Track List

  1. Our Girl
  2. Being Around
  3. In My Head
  4. I Really Like It
  5. Josephine
  6. Two Life
  7. Level
  8. Sub Rosa
  9. I Wish It Was Sunday
  10. Heat
  11. Boring
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Added on: August 9, 2018