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Share The Joy

Vivian Girls

Share The Joy

Third album from the Brooklyn indie pop trio

ADM rating[?]

6.2

Label
Polyvinyl
UK Release date
11/04/2011
US Release date
12/04/2011
  1. 9.0 |   The Fly

    The girls’ most accomplished work to date
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A steady and unyielding record which positively beams with a newfound sense of confidence
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Cut from the same cloth as their scrappier past, but, to mix metaphors, mining new seams
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    There are songs on here that rank among their finest moments and they have noticeably grown as songwriters
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  5. 7.5 |   Bowlegs

    A great collection and as good as anything the Vivs – or anyone else in the subgenre – have done before
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Vivian Girls’ best crafted, most cohesive effort yet
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  7. 7.0 |   NME

    A snapshopt of a good band expanding their chops. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    A solid release that has the band sticking to their strengths while making a reasonable attempt to broaden their sound
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  9. 6.5 |   Prefix

    Pleasant yet hardly exceptional
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  10. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    Share the Joy is an obvious reaction to the once-underground movement that is now bloated with wannabe’s and imposers
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  11. 6.0 |   Eye Weekly

    More like recycling than reinvention
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  12. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Though the Vivs pride themselves on DIY charm, they're becoming scarily cogent. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   Spin

    Simply shining up versions of the same old loose, punky love songs they've been hawking for years
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  14. 6.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    The 60s have never been the Girls’ sole point of reference, but here the decade remains very much in evidence
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  15. 5.9 |   Pitchfork

    It's easy to see Share the Joy's place in the Vivian Girls discography, but their place in indie rock as a whole is becoming less clear
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  16. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Fans will find more solid tracks, but this probably won’t convince anyone who thought they were just one of those female-fronted rock bands, and nothing more
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  17. 5.0 |   music OMH

    The album is not a complete disappointment, but it doesn't leave a lasting impression one way or the other
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  18. 4.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Share the Joy is boring, but who could really be surprised when Everything Goes Wrong was kind of dull as well?
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  19. 4.2 |   A.V. Club

    Like a broken record, Vivian Girls appear doomed to repeat themselves
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  20. 2.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Weedy vocals, jangly guitars and a dearth of tunes do all they possibly can to remind you that those Shop Assistants 7"s you hoard will never get played and here's the reason wh
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