In a Poem Unlimited

Album Review of In a Poem Unlimited by U.S. Girls.

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In a Poem Unlimited

U.S. Girls

In a Poem Unlimited by U.S. Girls

Release Date: Feb 16, 2018
Record label: 4AD
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

90 Music-Critic Score
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In a Poem Unlimited - Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

Exclaim - 90
Based on rating 9/10
90

In interviews since Meg Remy's last album as U S Girls, 2015's Half Free, she indicated that her next batch of songs would be more direct, less polite. "The lyrics are getting, I think, way more violent," she told ChartAttack in 2016. "I'm dissecting violence a lot more because it's something I don't relate with, and yet it's everywhere.

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The Line of Best Fit - 90
Based on rating 9/10
90

Her latest album (with multiple collaborators), In a Poem Unlimited, is markedly a different beast to its predecessor: samples have been replaced with crackling, fiery guitars, gauzy washes of retro synths and deep, molasses-sweet vocals. Oh, and grooves. Lots and lots of grooves. Opener "Velvet for Sale" slithers and slides - it's a groovy, slow-burning voodoo funk piece featuring syrupy wah guitars and restrained yet powerful percussion.

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