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Vivian Girls
Share the Joy - Polyvinyl
FILTER Grade: 82%

By Taleen Kalenderian on May 12, 2011


Vivian Girls

Numerous side projects (The Babies, All Saints Day, La Sera) make Vivian Girls’ third LP in as many years an impressive feat. Tense, killer harmonies (“The Other Girls,”“I Heard You Say” ) are packed into tighter songwriting, putting Cassie Ramone’s vocals at the forefront. What’s key is they remain as disaffected as brother band Crystal Stilts, and cling to longing, woozy Slumberland vibes without fear of brighter tones, trendy surf and obvious, intelligible lyrics (little more than an amusing addition).

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