Forgiveness

Girlpool - Forgiveness
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2022 Ratings: #433 / 598
User Score
Based on 89 ratings
2022 Ratings: #576
April 29, 2022 / Release Date
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Anti- / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Beats Per Minute

It’s not your typical evolution; this record has always existed for Girlpool — they just had to begin to find themselves first. Forgiveness is a riveting glimpse into that ongoing process.

80
Loud and Quiet

Forgiveness is a show with everything (except Yul Brynner), which will no doubt earn Girlpool a very special place in the hearts of both long-time admirers and first timers.

80
Exclaim!

For all the mercurial experiments in power, Forgiveness also contains moments that scale back the theatrics to spotlight Tucker and Tividad as the sincere, gimlet-eyed songwriters they've proven to be since Girlpool's inception.

80
musicOMH
Never settling on one mood, their fourth album’s rich sonic tapestry is augmented by a rare magic.
80
Rolling Stone
The fourth album from the L.A. folk-turned-industrial-pop-duo Avery Tucker and Harmony Tividad is their most sonically surprising — full of brash lust and tender beauty.
80
Upset

‘Forgiveness’ finds Girlpool finding joy in expression, and in the process making an album that redefining their own musical identity. A crowning glory.

76
Pitchfork
The fourth album by the Los Angeles duo is more sonically adventurous and lyrically direct while still drawing on themes of looking for faith in other people and coming up short.
75
Spectrum Culture
On their fourth record, Harmony Tividad and Avery Tucker lament the lengths to which they’ll destroy themselves for love, juggling the roles of internal mental health struggles and external abuse in their self-destructive practices.
70
The Line of Best Fit
Impressionist pop duo Girlpool have been making waves on the music scene since 2014 with their effervescent stylings and ethereal soundscapes.
70
DIY
There are moments where every effort and inflection Girlpool are throwing in feels totally symbiotic.
68
Paste
The Los Angeles duo’s new record finds them writing songs apart, and struggling to tie them together.
60
Gigwise

Perfectly-timed for the revival of Indie Sleaze, Forgiveness firmly solidifies Girlpool’s place in its refreshed cultural relevance.

60
PopMatters

Girlpool’s Forgiveness finds the duo drifting through several iterations of low-key indie pop music, infused with electronic noises and acoustic folk.

50
AllMusic

Girlpool's fourth album, Forgiveness, finds them altering their sound yet again on a set of songs in which generally sparer arrangements of synthesizers, piano, and programmed drums outnumber those with either the lusher flair of their previous album or any remaining alt-rock inspirations.

AllChup
70

One of the most tender recordings of the year, honed sound and mixing.

SonicDiscovery
75

As the members of Girlpool continue to change and develop as artist, their music does the same and moves further away from that of their 2015 release Before The World Was Big. It can be tough for any groups to veer this far away from their original sound, but seeing as how I never cared for it, i’m thrilled by what I hear on album four Forgiveness. The sonic textures that bring more digital elements into their already established organic sound sit well within lyrics of disillusionment ... read more

TheCarioca
66

Nothing Gives Me Pleasure - 3/5
Lie Love Lullaby - 4/5
Violet - 3/5
Junkie - 3/5
Dragging My Life into a Dream - 4/5
Faultline - 3/5
Light up Later - 3/5
Country Star - 3/5
Butterfly Bulletholes - 3/5
Afterlife - 4/5
See Me Now - 4/5
Love333 - 3/5

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Track List

1Nothing Gives Me Pleasure
3:48
75
2Lie Love Lullaby
3:20
66
3Violet
3:28
71
4Junkie
3:34
68
5Dragging My Life into a Dream
3:11
77
6Faultline
4:11
72
7Light up Later
2:21
feat. Zsela
61
8Country Star
4:11
68
9Butterfly Bulletholes
3:57
66
10Afterlife
3:11
76
11See Me Now
3:09
72
12Love333
3:09
64
Total Length: 41 minutes
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Added on: January 19, 2022