Vision Valley - The Vines
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  • Summary: This is the third album for the Australian rock band, now down to a trio after the departure of bassist Patrick Matthews.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. [Nicholls'] feral, melodic garage punk is refreshing. [7 Apr 2006, p.60]
  2. 83
    Rocks with a woozy pothead-punk swagger. [May 2006, p.91]
  3. Nicholls has regained his muse in spectacular style. [May 2006, p.129]
  4. Some nice instrumentation, with mandolin and other strings makes for an odd juxtaposition with the stunningly inane lyrics.
  5. Vision Valley might be a little predictable, but at least the Vines sound like they're back in control of their lives and music again.
  6. A certain emotional hollowness creeps in, from pretty but rote ballads like "Take Me Back" to Cobain-o-matic rockers like "Fuk Yeh."
  7. The Vines ultimately come off as nothing more than a proficient Nirvana cover band, lacking a perspective of their own or a voice that really demands attention.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. SaraV
    Sep 17, 2006
    Its a 10 because, Vision Valley its one of the best albums in this year
  2. AndyH
    Apr 5, 2006
    A superb masterpiece from the best band in the world.
  3. SuzieP
    May 27, 2006
    the vines vision valley is one of the best album ever i bought the other 2 albums and there just as good!
  4. drewB
    Apr 4, 2006
    give the dude a break, he is dieing! let's see you write a song when you're terminal.
  5. steveb
    May 16, 2006
    i listen to a lot of good music, and, while snobs always disparage the vines, there's something about their sound that i just can't get enough of. this album not only rocks, but resonates with me emotionally. i've probably listened to it thirty times already. Expand
  6. ErwinK
    Apr 5, 2006
    Solid, punchy, leaves you itching for more. The Vines are back. Never has a band been propelled to such hype, and then torn to shreds a couple of years later. The always wankerish Pitchfork seems to be too busy reviewing albums based on cultural references and algorithms in their own Cool-o-meter. Give the guys a break.... Nicholls is crazy, but he suffers from Aspergers. I think it's cool that they managed a third album after all THE COMPLETE CRAP self-inflicted and otherwise, they have gone through. Expand
  7. J.B.
    Apr 17, 2006
    This was perhaps the worst album I have bought.

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