Vivian Girls

October 11, 2008

The debut album from Brooklyn based band Vivian Girls is short, but sweet, ten tracks in just over 21 minutes. Their sound borrows from 60’s girl groups, shoegaze, punk, bands like the Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Social Distortion, and with some seriously good musicianship and uncommonly confident vision for a new band, they manage to turn their obvious influences into music that’s highly addictive and unpretentious fun. There’s almost nothing else to say, except I think that you’ll know from the first few moments of the album what you’re in for, and whether or not you’ll want to stick around for the rest. For my part, this is right down my alley, as it offers up the uncomplicated pleasures of pop and rock and roll, well played. Standout cuts: “All The Time,” “Wild Eyes,” “Where Do You Run To” and “Damaged.”


One Response to “Vivian Girls”

  1. This is a fantastic album!

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