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Half Free (album) by U.S. Girls

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Half Free
Half Free by U.S. Girls (2015)
Release date: 2015-09-25
Overall rank: 6,145th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 54 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 2015 (101st)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (984th)
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U.S. Girls bestography

Half Free is ranked 2nd best out of 4 albums by U.S. Girls on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by U.S. Girls is In A Poem Unlimited which is ranked number 4025 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 445.

U.S. Girls album bestography « Higher ranked (4,025th) This album (6,145th) Lower ranked (17,468th) »
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If I had to summarize it in the most crass reductionist terms possible, I might describe it as Broadcast meets David Lynch meets Cyndi Lauper. But I'm not going to do that because this album just surprises me with something new and unexpected at every turn.

"Oh cool, a cute upbeat surf-rock song whoa this guitar tone is filthy and I'm drowning in distortion! Now this beat keeps skipping and I'm creeped out, but the bassline is so catchy... what the hell is that moaning in the background? Oh, a little intermission with two girls joking on the phone... about some fairly heavy Oedipal stuff and it just ended with creepy echoey 50s sitcom laughter. Okay hang on, since when was this a synthpop album, and how does this seem to fit the overall aesthetic so perfectly?"

Nothing about this album fits neatly in any time period. It's like I'm listening to music from an alternate timeline after America suffered a natural disaster in the 50s and is now mostly covered in desert, but there's a quirky little town centered around a desalination plant that simultaneously functions as a saloon, and the punk movement was spearheaded by people that only listened to surf rock and boogie-woogie piano music, and people have to go out shooting muskrats for dinner, and everyone builds their own electronics and people drive around on rickety little scooters painted with bright colours, and the bubblegum and lipstick industries are still inexplicably booming. There's also probably a lot of sex trafficking. It's a dark timeline.
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these aren't the kind of pop songs that are gonna let you off easy.
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