Share the Joy - Vivian Girls
Share the Joy Image
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The Brooklyn trio releases its third album of '50s girl-group-style garage rock.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 88
    The trio's strongest asset has always been inspired, thoughtfully crafted pop songs, which Share the Joy should finally make clear.
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    80
    Not many bands can recover from a disastrous album and come back better than ever. Thanks to some hard work and good choices, you can add Vivian Girls to that short list.
  3. May 12, 2011
    74
    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).
  4. Apr 26, 2011
    65
    The overall result is pleasant yet hardly exceptional.
  5. Apr 20, 2011
    60
    Share the Joy is an obvious reaction to the once-underground movement that is now bloated with wannabe's and imposers.
  6. Apr 8, 2011
    60
    Share The Joy sees our own Vivians enter into a similar contretemps: locking horns with death and with demons (literally, on "Trying To Pretend"), they achieve a narrative victory that nonetheless remains, for the auditor, a work in progress.
  7. Apr 12, 2011
    42
    Like a broken record, Vivian Girls appear doomed to repeat themselves.

See all 21 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of
  2. Mixed: 0 out of
  3. Negative: 0 out of