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In A Poem Unlimited

U.S. Girls

In A Poem Unlimited

Sixth solo album of dark baroque pop from Toronto-born Meghan Remy

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
4AD
UK Release date
16/02/2018
US Release date
16/02/2018
  1. 10.0 |   Q

    Remy has taken on today's biggest topic and made it sparkle. Print edition only

  2. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    With In a Poem Unlimited, Meghan Remy's U.S. Girls have created a timeless gem of an album that is about as powerful as pop music can be
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  3. 10.0 |   NOW

    Remy is at her most confident as a writer and singer on Poem, and, by working with others, she’s created the fullest realization of U.S. Girls yet
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  4. 9.0 |   Clash

    This is exemplary, political pop music executed to near perfection
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  5. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    A U.S. Girls song is still a phenomenon whose sustenance amasses on you gradually, like basking in an unexpected ray of emerging sunlight
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  6. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    As activist hashtags #MeToo and #TimesUp bear weight and stage heavy resistance against a significant and still increasing population of men with power, Remy’s words prop up the cause, not quite providing the movement its anthem(s), but certainly offering its reason(s) why
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  7. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Remy balances the darkness with a rich, playful palette of synth textures, vibrant disco timbres and funk rhythms that variously evoke Isaac Hayes, Donna Summer, Curtis Mayfield and David Bowie's Young Americans/Station to Station era
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  8. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Remy and her co-conspirators have truly set the bar for great records in 2018, by drawing from the best elements of nocturnal power from bygone eras
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  9. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    Meg Remy is a narrative savant and her glorious, danceable new album is a righteous collection of razor-sharp songs, full of spit and fury, a high-water mark for political pop music
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  10. 8.0 |   NME

    Meg Remy's fabulous new album is an alt-pop call to arms
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  11. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A marvellous release that really pushes her poetry to unlimited boundaries
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  12. 8.0 |   The 405

    This is the most rewarding album from the project yet, as it only seems to unfold further and further as you delve deeper and keep replaying
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  13. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Her melodramatics are in the service of the material. We may be living in hell. Women in particular may be living in a worse hell than men. But as John Paul Sartre taught us long ago, hell is other people
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  14. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Overall, In a Poem Unlimited continues Remy's upward trajectory on the way to becoming one of the defining figures in alternative pop music and unleashes some new talents that feel fresh and showcase an artist at the top of her game
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  15. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's U.S. Girls' most immediate collection to date
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  16. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s protest music in the guise of joyous, life-affirming pop
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  17. 7.8 |   Earbuddy

    Protest music that doesn’t sound anything like protest music
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  18. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    She’s traded in the samples for a live band and left behind the Ronettes for the hedonistic sounds of disco and the 70s club scene
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  19. 7.0 |   Uncut

    A fairly ravishing listen that brings to life to Remy's Cindy Sherman-style identity politics. Print edition only

  20. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    This is deep pop — sincere yet witty, offering reflections on violence and power set to a dizzying-mash up of vintage-inspired grooves
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  21. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    She has been building towards In A Poem Unlimited, and she has arrived here at exactly the right time
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  22. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A rollicking blend of ‘70s rock, disco, pop and soul
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  23. 6.0 |   DIY

    For a dark protest record, ‘In a Poem Unlimited’ is instantly danceable
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