Girlpool / Before The World Was Big
Album:Before The World Was Big Collection:General
Artist:Girlpool Added:Dec 2015
Label:Wichita Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-12-13 Pull Date:2016-02-14 
Week Ending:Feb 14Feb 7Jan 31Jan 24Jan 17Jan 3Dec 27Dec 20

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 17, 2021:nearby galaxies (rebroadcast from Apr 17, 2019)
4.May 08, 2019:nearby galaxies
2.Nov 22, 2021:nearby galaxies (rebroadcast from Apr 17, 2019)
5.Apr 17, 2019:nearby galaxies
3.Feb 26, 2020:soft boiled
6.Aug 30, 2018:regular school / summer skool
Crowded Stranger

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2015-12-12 
Innocent, angsty, sweet girl group, grabbing minimalist raw naif instrumentation and sweet vocal harmonies to create a nostalgic, beautiful sound. (Better late than never: this was a summer release, but got unclaimed on the review shelf-- nearly a lost treasure!) No FCCs, and all tracks recommended. Some (track 4, "Chinatown") are beautiful and lush, and others are raw and angsty and unlush.

1. (2:46) ****** Minimalistic guitar strum, lotsa silence, sweet simple harmony, bratty and so so simple, occasional dissonance, ending in noise-out. Just lovely.
2. (1:54) *** Hushed and sombre and bedroomy.
3. (2:21) ***** Super-plinky toy kid's piano, bratty near-harmony screeching, really angsty and sweet, evolves into a round.
4. (3:28) ********* Strummy, voices are sweet and blend together beautifully, slow and super heartbreaking, and human. Amazing, amazing song.
5. (3:35) ***** SLOW... tiptoeing guitar and precise singing, into a lusher but bittersweet build.
6. (0:36) *** Short, bratty chant.
7. (2:00) **** Bittersweet midtempo plodding guitar, with noisy electric textures.
8. (1:51) *** Slow; watery sonic textures, swaying and soft harmonizing. Pretty minimal.
9. (3:09) ***** Angular, uptempo and sad, building to full cry-yelping. "Emily, Emily". Nostalgic at full-tilt.
10. (2:31) **** Simple and gentle strumming, building to discontent and emotion.

Track Listing
1.Ideal World 6.Magnifiying Glass
2.Dear Nora 7.Crowded Stranger
3.Before The World Was Big 8.Pretty
4.Chinatown 9.Emily
5.Cherry Picking 10.I Like That You Can See It