U.S. GIRLS - Half Free LP
Meg Remy completely re-does her sound and style with a commentary on women's place in modern society and it is a wonder to behold. Whether talking about self esteem, military wives, or mental stability, the subject matter is always gripping and quite often gloomy. Songs such as "Navy and Cream", "Damn That Valley", and "New Age Thriller" survive more on atmosphere and special effects than music, making the album quite the cinematic experience. Her skill, much like similar more famous acts like Lady Gaga, St. Vincent or Yeah Yeah Yeah's, is in the way she makes each track its own sort of saga and can come up with great rock songs in the process. This is not Remy's debut album, but it is a rebirth of her creative soul.