Monthly Archives: August 2008

Parenthetical Girls – Safe as Houses [2006]

An “older” release now, but still one that’s not exactly ancient. Parenthetical Girls’ album, Safe as Houses may have been enjoyed by most, but we’ve scoured the net for the best in opinions about this Xiu Xiu-come-teenage melodrama affair. If you disagree, then feel free to leave your own sound bite and we’ll make sure to include it.

“Droney and dreadful vocals make up this tin-pan-racket of crap and noise, with even more crap thrown in for good measure.”

Safe as Houses is a story-album about the abandonment and penetration of young women.”


Safe As Houses is a beautiful, rare oddity of a record – musically creative, lyrically challenging, conceptually together and emotionally complex.”

-Drowned in Sound

“One of the most whiney, annoying records about menstruation I’ve every heard.”


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