In a Poem Unlimited
U.S. Girls - In a Poem Unlimited
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2018 Ratings: #5 / 134
User Score
Based on 292 ratings
2018 Ratings: #3
Your Review


The Skinny

In a Poem Unlimited lives up to its aim and its name. It’s a reflection of abuse that feels all-encompassing, and of this era. It’s a timeless gem of an album that is about as powerful as pop music can be.

NOW Magazine

Remy is at her most confident as a writer and singer on Poem, and, by working with others, she’s created the fullest realization of U.S. Girls yet.

Northern Transmissions
While Remy brought stirring art-rock on her last album with touches of a deeper sound, she transcends from weird indie rock to a commanding presence amidst a wicked swirl of dance and dark synths. Forget the sophomore slump, U.S. Girls has achieved their best album to date and calls from a host of influences that will leave you breathless.

Groovy and scintillating, but with depth and meaning to spare, In a Poem Unlimited is U.S. Girls — and pop music — at its very best.

The Line of Best Fit
The album is undoubtedly going to end up on many writers’ end-of-year lists, and it’s only February. Remy and her co-conspirators have truly set the bar for great records in 2018, by drawing from the best elements of nocturnal power from bygone eras. It’s all here – just wait and see.
Tiny Mix Tapes

On the nose with invisible fingers, In a Poem Unlimited is as lush, disgusted, and dour as the previous album, but with less obscuring vaporous swirl. The tone is more one of defiant, soaring majesty and poison-laced confection, underscored with lyrics of damnation and earnest imparting.

No Ripcord

For In A Poem Unlimited, the Canadian-based multi-genre ensemble The Cosmic Range - of which Turnbull is also a member - were added to the roster, structuring disco loops and funk around Remy’s narratives, which our political climate seems to have finally caught up to.


‘In A Poem Unlimited’ is not only the Illinois-born artist’s most accessible material to date, it’s also her greatest collection of songs by some margin and the best you’re likely to hear in 2018.

It is the rare political pop record that looks toward the future and offers us something new.
God Is in the TV

The exceptionally well-written and frankly funkalicious sixth album In A Poem Unlimited, sees Meghan Remy a.k.a U.S Girls tackle controversial subjects with intellectual wit, sprinkles of audacious sarcasm and imaginative songwriting.

Powerful, potent and bloody good for dancing to, ‘In A Poem Unlimited’ might just be the soundtrack to the revolution.

Sprawling and complex as In a Poem Unlimited's structures and styles are, it's U.S. Girls' most immediate collection to date, in terms of both sound and message.

The Guardian
It’s protest music, in the guise of joyous, life-affirming pop.
The 405
This is the most rewarding album from the project yet, as it only seems to unfold further and further as you delve deeper and keep replaying.
Under The Radar

Overall, In a Poem Unlimited continues Remy's upward trajectory on the way to becoming one of the defining figures in alternative pop music and unleashes some new talents that feel fresh and showcase an artist at the top of her game.


Her latest release, In a Poem Unlimited, reveals a dark sense of humor about living in the modern world.

The Needle Drop

With In a Poem Unlimited, U.S. Girls delivers what is sure to be one of the year's most versatile and lyrically intriguing pop albums.

Rem is as mercurial as ever, shapeshifting her voice and the music surrounding it as easily as she switches characters.
Loud and Quiet
This is deep pop — sincere yet witty, offering reflections on violence and power set to a dizzying-mash up of vintage-inspired grooves.
Drowned in Sound

She has been building towards In A Poem Unlimited, and she has arrived here at exactly the right time.

This is a political collection more easily listenable than ANOHNI, and more danceable than Björk. But the message of US Girls hides under an instrumental output which is far more intriguing than its lyrics – the music is a bit too good for its political musings to be wholeheartedly focused on.
Feb 11, 2018
Feb 18, 2018
This was a good week. We god Car Seat Headrest, and this album which completely took me by surprise. Super well mixed and ambitious pop. It sounds sweet and delightful. Super solid front to back
Feb 16, 2018
2018 finally expressing it's peaks and revealing it's amazing music. U.S. Girls embracing us with a new wave of sounds that make a diverse of the psychedelic and indie, of the emotions and the grooves, of pop and jazz, of the sounds of the past and the future. They were very felicitous in using the right instruments in the right time, managing to give us the best arranged record in 2018 till now. Between the sounds of the Sax and the bass there were a stories of harmony and convenient path, ... read more
Feb 13, 2018*
Enjoyable purely as an extremely solid, well-crafted pop record but also as a protest about the abuse of power by men no matter how big or small, In A Poem Unlimited is the album Meg Remy seemed to have worked towards her whole career. A near perfect accumulation of her aesthetic and sound.

Highlights: Rosebud, L-Over, Pearly Gates
Jan 31, 2018
Solid record from start to finish.
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Track List
  1. Velvet 4 Sale
  2. Rage of Plastics
  3. M.A.H.
  4. Why Do I Lose My Voice When I Have Something to Say
  5. Rosebud
  6. Incidental Boogie
  7. L-Over
  8. Pearly Gates
  9. Poem
  10. Traviata
  11. Time

Added on: November 27, 2017