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Girlpool / Before The World Was Big
Album:Before The World Was Big Collection:General
Artist:Girlpool Added:12/2015
Label:Wichita Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-12-13 Pull Date:2016-02-14 
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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