Some Girls

Some Girls

Feel It

Koch

Juliana Hatfield is no doubt one of the finest songwriters of 1990s indie pop, although she was always too impatient to make that one truly great album we were expecting her to make. Rather than try to change who she is as an artist, though, with this new project she seems to embrace those spontaneous and playful aspects of hers, favoring impatient fun over careful craftsmanship.

Apart from Hatfield on vocals and guitar, Some Girls are drummer Freda Love, longtime bandmate with Hatfield in the Blake Babies, and the Pieces bassist Heidi Gluck. Hatfield is the main songwriter here, but Love chips in too, and her “Launch Pad,” on which she even sings lead vocals, is a definite standout track — a great slab of subdued, flimsy pop, promising much for Some Girls’ future as a team project. But elsewhere, Hatfield is the obvious centerpiece, delivering some of her finest tunes in a long time, with highlights including the casual title track, the sweet “Almost True” and the strolling “You Don’t Know.”

Feel It is a loose feel-good album played with conviction and sincerity, and it’s good to hear these immensely talented artists churn out studio tracks with such natural, impassioned elegance. It may not be a tremendously important album, but it’s delivered with an authoritative and careless attitude that’s great to witness, making Some Girls one of the very few “super groups” in indie rock that’s actually worth lending an ear to.

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