of course; everyone is biased in designating anything as a superlative. but really, i think a lot of girls’ genius comes from the silent partner, the bass player. chris owens does interviews so he’s easy to site as an inspiration, but chet “jr” white is their in-studio producer as well as bass player. songs are garbage unless sonically managed in the proper way. i mean, it’s the difference between a four track and a studio.
that’s why i don’t listen to owens’ previous band, holy shit, with ariel pink - because it sounds bad on the record. the production doesn’t hit my ears in the same way, but the song-writing is probably of a similar caliber….it’s just not engineered in a manner that make my ears go “wow, this is candy, imma eat it up.” you know? i like hi-fi, and i like how chet managed to get a hi-fi sound with low-fi equipment and limited finances on the first record, which is the best. it’s a good skill to have.