The 12 Best Summer Albums of All Time

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Girls | Album ($8 @ | 2009

Frontman Christopher Owens sings like Roy Orbison during allergy season and looks like Laura Dern, but as one part of the duo Girls, he’s half responsible for last year’s best debut album. It’s a strung-out masterpiece that blends plaintive crooning with ’60s-style pop haze and answers the eternal question, “What would the soundtrack sound like if David Lynch made a surf movie?”

Summeriest Song: “Summertime”