Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2011 Ratings: #63 / 899
Year End Rank: #9
User Score
Based on 193 ratings
2011 Ratings: #12
Your Review

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
Beats Per Minute

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

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.

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.

Feb 2, 2018
Sappy
90
Top Favorite: Vomit
Other Favorites: Just A Song, Forgiveness, Jamie Marie
Least Favorite: Die
Apr 27, 2017
EMR
65
Girls' last record saw the beloved indie-rock duo stretching out their first LP's bright and vivid antics toward a more diverse set of rock tunes. The tracklisting starts in a rather slow, underwhelming pace, but, as the album progresses, the impression of undeniable inferiority in comparison to their debut starts to wear out, especially since we have emotionally charged songs like My Ma, Forgiveness or Love Like A River (the second half, by the way, is quite delightful, and way better than the ... read more
Apr 29, 2016
brennanutley
96
I wish this album and band got more appreciation! There are so many great tracks and so much variety! Its sad that they've broken up, but there's always hope that Mr. Owens will release some great stuff in the future
Jan 14, 2017
83
at times it's generic, but most of the time it's very refreshing to hear pop like this, while always being very sweet and sweet
Mar 13, 2015
lerkenfeldt
100
This album. Everything about it is just right for me. One of my favorite albums of al time.
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Added on: July 7, 2011