Vivian Girls

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Working at breakneck speed, Vivian Girls is sloggy, hampered by the cloying feeling that the lo-fi shtick is simply too on-the-nose.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. timE
    Sep 11, 2009
    5
    Shoegazing and twee are my favorite genres and I go crazy for all girls groups so I don't know why I wasn't swooning over this Shoegazing and twee are my favorite genres and I go crazy for all girls groups so I don't know why I wasn't swooning over this record. I expected to be blown away since it has everything I like about music but the singing is really bland. You can't tell the singers apart. They actually sound really bored when singing kind of like they're the female versions of Stephen Malkmus lacking emotions and passion behind their music. It's also similar to early Raveonettes before they actually started SINGING where they might as well just be humming to the music instead of attempting to sing. Really disappointing. Full Review »
  2. MikeF
    Aug 25, 2009
    2
    Lame, boring, over-hyped. there is barely half an album here in terms of length, and none of it is particularly memorable. Then again, I Lame, boring, over-hyped. there is barely half an album here in terms of length, and none of it is particularly memorable. Then again, I don't go for the whole genre of bands who suck ostensibly on purpose. Full Review »
  3. ChileH
    Aug 8, 2009
    10
    This is an amazing album! To dislike it because it gets praise is entirely stupid. Every song on here is addictive and will be running This is an amazing album! To dislike it because it gets praise is entirely stupid. Every song on here is addictive and will be running through your head all hours after a few listens-and this is a good thing. Get this. NOW. Full Review »