Sees the Light

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  • Summary: The second album by Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls was produced by Rob Barbato.
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  • Record Label: Hardly Art
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Noise Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Mar 27, 2012
    Sees the Light manages to squeeze a boatload of emotions out of simple verse-chorus-verse pop.
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    Goodman casts a spell on the listener with Sees the Light.
  3. Mar 29, 2012
    In almost every way, Sees the Light is an impressive leap forward for Goodman that shows she's more than ready to make La Sera her full-time musical outlet.
  4. Mar 28, 2012
    By spending most of its brief running time in an uptempo, breezy mode, Sees the Light more than compensates for its relatively modest arsenal of hooks and similar sounding choruses.
  5. Mar 26, 2012
    It's lightweight stuff, as easy to wash off as a day of surf and sand. But it's difficult to deny the buzzy delights of her aggressively rough-hewn pop.
  6. May 11, 2012
    The first four or so tracks of Sees the Light hold their own in terms of melody and momentum....Unfortunately, Sees the Light devolves from there into full-on, committed homogeneity, songs blending into each other with little to set them apart
  7. Mar 26, 2012
    Sees The Light is a decent solo effort, but for the casual observer it might be worth saving your currency for the next Vivian Girls record.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    Review from Manik Music at

    My personal hypothesis is that all this lady
    Review from Manik Music at

    My personal hypothesis is that all this lady pseudo-psych rock comes from this band that never took off called West Indian Girl. The reason I use â
  2. Apr 30, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Katy Goodman, desahogo en melodías. La bajista de Vivian Girls construye su segundo disco a base de sentimientos, inquietudes y decepciones. Solitaria difiere del punk acostumbrado con su trío neoyorquino; sus temas dóciles y líricas acostumbradas a lo sumiso.

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