17 October 2008
The self-titled album of Vivian Girls offers a lot of toe-tapping beats, but falls short on variety. Most songs run for about two minutes or less, which makes it hard to differentiate between tracks. All of the songs would into a mix CD well, but feel a bit flat when next to one another. You could rock out to all of it, but it would be nice to be thrown a curveball every now and then. The standout song for me was "No." The song consists of only one word repeated multiple times, which makes it the easiest song to vocally understand. Plus, it's really fun to shout "NO!" at the top of your lungs.
All in all, this is a great album for background music but needs to be thrown into a mix for full appreciation.