Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2011 Ratings: #59 / 1007
User Score
Based on 315 ratings
2011 Ratings: #28
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CRITIC REVIEWS

93
Pitchfork

Their music pilfers from the past without shame but also manages to sound like no one else.

91
A.V. Club

In another band’s hands, all this stretching would seem sophomoric, but Girls have always been great at grasping.

90
PopMatters

Father, Son, Holy Ghost is bracingly immediate, a collection of songs that don’t have to grow on you—songs that are fully realized and lovable at first blush.

80
Consequence of Sound

Father, Son, Holy Ghost succeeds thoroughly at nearly everything it does.

75
Entertainment Weekly

Nothing sticks like the Dark Side of the Moon-tinged first single ”Vomit,” but it’s a quietly compelling follow-up to their more adventurous (and much-acclaimed) 2009 debut.

70
Drowned in Sound

Father, Son, Holy Ghost is a complex record, one that doesn't quite fully realising Girls potential as great recording artists.

70
Beats Per Minute

Father, Son, Holy Ghost seems like a step backward from their previous work.

60
The Guardian

On first listen, you'll think someone should have spent a couple of hours with them in the editing studio. A few plays down the line, you'll realise that really would be missing the point.

kaiofelipe
89

One of the most cathartic rock albums of the decade, composed by an artist (Christopher Owens) who had tragic childhood and adolescence (he was raised in a cult, his father abandoned him, his mother had to prostitute herself for the cult leader, his brother died early, etc.) and an apparently turbulent love life (as the disillusioned "Alex" indicates).
Girls would breakup only a year later, but the farewell could not have been more powerful: there are songs that refer to Beach Boys ... read more

DrGonzo86
85

This album oozes soul and feelings, until you're covered in a hot, sticky mess of emotion.

MinatoArisato
75

An absolutely beautiful album. While it may wear it's influences on it's sleeve and be pretty simple, it still feel so damn unique and genuine. Every song on here has this incredibly laid back classic Rock and Roll feel to it and it just makes this project such an enjoyable piece to listen to.

Best Track: Saying I Love You
Worst Track: Alex

ZeroTaste
74

Ok.

50

Favourites:
Alex,Just a Song,Magic,Love Like A River

pew_lazers
92

I RECOMMEND: Honey Bunny, Alex, Saying I Love You, My Ma, Vomit, Just A Song, Magic, Forgiveness, Love, Like A River

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Track List

  1. Honey Bunny 
  2. Alex 
  3. Die 
  4. Saying I Love You 
  5. My Ma 
  6. Vomit 
  7. Just A Song 
  8. Magic 
  9. Forgiveness 
  10. Love Like A River 
  11. Jamie Marie
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Added on: July 7, 2011