'Girls' staggers into view like a glamour princess trying to straighten her tiara. Then 'Girls' sweeps us up on a clutch of pounding, near industrial beats, before Eyes of Mars unleash that hook in one of the biggest choruses of the year. Remember those rare, yet perfectly formed pop punches (Girls Aloud - 'Sound of the Undergrond', Sugababes - 'Freak like Me')? Where there's a perverse delight in allowing a subversive stream of pop that runs from Gary Numan to Garbage, to conquer the charts? Well 'Girls' is mined from the same strata. It stomps on you with it's 9" heels and slaps you with a ecstatic dayglo supernova where "girls have one thing on their mind". I promise you it will take up residence in your cortex as it has in mine. Also there is a deliciously dark stream, like a bondage queen smiling out from behind the skirt of the glamour princess, running through 'Girls', giving it a wickedly strong core. All which adds up to 'Girls' being one of the best 2.39 mins you will spend anywhere, any time.
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