Album #252: Girl Friday – Androgynous Mary

  • Released: 2020
  • Origin: Las Vegas, California, USA
  • Label: Hardly Art
  • Best Track: Public Bodies

Recently I stumbled upon the North American College & Community Chart, which seems pretty up my street. One of the few albums on that list I haven’t listened to is this week’s #4, Androgenous Mary by Girl Friday, so here we go.

I instantly wanted to like this album simply because of cool song titles like ‘This is Not the Indie Rock I Signed Up For’ and ‘Amber’s Knees: A Matter of Concern’. I did like it in parts, certainly. ‘Public Bodies’ stands out with its women’s rights message, and is something of five-minute epic, changing pace and volume multiple times over its course.

Two other highlights are the last two tracks, the moody and scarred ‘Favorite Friend’, and the melancholy ‘I Hope Jason is Happy’ is a short and sweet (or rather bittersweet) closer.

The album just feels like it’s lacking something to me, perhaps vocally. Still, it’s a decent enough debut and, similar to how I felt about Dream Nails last week, I have a feeling these girls will only get better.

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