Vivian Girls

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24

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  1. STeGoo
    Oct 11, 2008
    3
    Talulah Gosh, Strawberry Story! I enjoy the late eighties/early 90's lo-fi but it has been done before and with greater return. I dislike Vivian Girls because of the praise and interest people seem to be giving this release. I cannot understand why every reviewer doesn't hear the Talulah Gosh/strawberry Story complete impersonation.
  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 don't go for the whole genre of bands who suck ostensibly on purpose.

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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. The sound of three people ripping through hooky tunes without regard for pleasantries and taste is one of the joys of rock & roll, and Vivian Girls do satisfy on that account.
  2. Though far from perfect, they flit by in an instant, all washes of trebly guitars and nervous vocals that leave enough heartwarming traces to warrant subsequent returns.
  3. Without risking pastiche, the band gets plenty of mileage from its sonic references.