U.S. Girls – A Poem Unlimited review
It’s hard to know what to expect from a name like U.S. Girls, and even more confusing given it’s ostensibly one person, Meg Remy, who’s made it her business to shift styles repeatedly.
She started in the lo-fi underground, but these days applies lessons learned to more commercial material. 2015’s Half Free, however, barely hinted at this sixth studio album’s pop leanings.
She adopts a disco strut for the Blondie-ish M.A.H., with further hints of Debbie Harry audible in the vocals of L-Over, while Rage Of Plastics even toys with the blues in a manner recalling Alannah Myles’ Black Velvet.
Seductive opener Velvet 4 Sale, depends upon both refi ned chord changes and her occasionally woozy, double-tracked voice, while Incidental Boogie/sacrifices melody for subdued squalls of strident noise. Go, Girls! Go!