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Vivian Girls


Fourth album from the Brooklyn indie pop trio after reforming following their 2014 split

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  1. 9.0 |   Punk News

    Memory cements that NO ONE can do what this trio does and, more than that, they’re doing it even better now then they were before
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  2. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    It may look into the past, but the trio are not the same anymore both creatively and personally—and the time they took apart to explore other avenues works to their benefit
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    ‘Memory’, is music for the love of it, and unabashedly so. You suspect it was every bit as much an unforeseen gift to Vivian Girls as it is to us
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Memory isn't just their best record, it makes good on all the promise they displayed early on and will hopefully shut their critics up once and for all
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  5. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The trio’s first album in eight years is a reboot worth waiting for
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  6. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Like that record and their first, self-titled LP, most of the songs are in the two minutes or less range and it's over before you know it, so it invites many repeat spins
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  7. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Even the more pop-oriented returns to form are more satisfying than before
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  8. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Memory is a testament to their talent as musicians and songwriters and it’s nice to have this record and them here, a hopefully more encouraging time for musicians of all genders
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  9. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The rebooted trio build a wall of sound with tales of romantic disaster and self-loathing
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  10. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    While this may not be their magnum opus, and they aren’t reinventing the wheel — or even trying to — Vivian Girls keep us wanting more than just a Memory, but a bright future full of raucous tunes.
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  11. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    On their first new album since 2011, Vivian Girls jump back into fried guitar, loose percussion, and fast and easy repetition, as if they’d simply woken up from an eight-year nap
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  12. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Vivian Girls return with the predictable but charming Memory
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  13. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    When you’re good at making good noise, what’s the harm in making more of it?
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