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
    10
    Its a 10 because, Vision Valley its one of the best albums in this year
  2. AndyH
    Apr 5, 2006
    10
    A superb masterpiece from the best band in the world.
  3. SuzieP
    May 27, 2006
    10
    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
    9
    give the dude a break, he is dieing! let's see you write a song when you're terminal.
  5. steveb
    May 16, 2006
    9
    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
    8
    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
    0
    This was perhaps the worst album I have bought.

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