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Old 11.14.2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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U.S. Girls On Kraak

U.S. Girls


Label: Kraak Release date: 29 Oct, 2011
 



Even at her most accessible, Meghan Remy is hardly Top 40 pop material. Which is a shame, because she's making some of the best music most people will never hear. Her latest album discards some of the aggressive noise of previous works in exchange for melody and structure, but loses none of its avant-garde energy, nor it's weird and disturbing beauty. Which makes this album all the more fascinating: in under 30 minutes, Remy manages to lay bare her influences in a way that shows reverence without following a set style. The pounding lo-fi industrialisms of 'Peter' and ' Iran Then, Iraqognized Her' (love the title, by the way) sit side by side with the sultry no-wave lounge of ' Friendlies + Pamela + GG' and the country jangle of 'Peotone'. It seems chaotic at first, but listen to the album as a whole and everything clicks perfectly. This natural flow is one of the hardest things to achieve when releasing an album so untethered by genres or convention, but Remy pulls it off beautifully.


The album's climax is, without a doubt, Remy's cover of the Brandy/Monica classic 'The Boy Is Mine'. R&B covers by non-R&B artists can so easily come across as some form of sneering post-irony cheekiness. Here it's done with care and obvious love for the source material, the sultry backoffbitch attitude of the original transformed into a fact as final as the end of the universe: 'This is how it is;' Remy says, grim voice carving the words into stone. 'You have no chance.' It's powerful in an entirely different way and, somehow, even more sexual. From start to finish, U.S. Girls On Kraak is exactly what experimental pop music should be: weird, honest, and insanely listenable.
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