Share the Joy

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
After the release of a disappointing second album that sounded like a rushed copy of their debut, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Vivian Girls were just a noisy flash in the pan that were over almost as soon as they started. You'd be wrong, though, because the trio's third album is a leap in quality and sound that is as welcome as it is surprising. Share the Joy has all the energy and noise of the first two albums, but there are three big factors that contribute to the success of this record. They got a new drummer Fiona Campbell, who has a power and subtlety that their former drummer Ali didn't always exhibit. They found a producer, Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, ...
See more details below
CD (Digi-Pak)
$11.13
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$11.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (8) from $3.90   
  • New (6) from $9.74   
  • Used (2) from $3.90   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
After the release of a disappointing second album that sounded like a rushed copy of their debut, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Vivian Girls were just a noisy flash in the pan that were over almost as soon as they started. You'd be wrong, though, because the trio's third album is a leap in quality and sound that is as welcome as it is surprising. Share the Joy has all the energy and noise of the first two albums, but there are three big factors that contribute to the success of this record. They got a new drummer Fiona Campbell, who has a power and subtlety that their former drummer Ali didn't always exhibit. They found a producer, Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, who helped give their sound some depth and space, boosting the drums and Cassie Ramone's charmingly Olive Oil-esque vocals while giving the guitars some room to breathe. Most importantly, they took their time and came up a batch of songs that had some variety and imagination. There are still plenty of uptempo noise-punk tracks that charge ahead full steam, but they also stretch a couple songs past the five-minute mark with Cassie taking long guitar solos that let you know why she got that Wipers tattoo. "Light in Your Eyes," which finishes the album on a high note, shows how much the band has grown musically: they almost sound epic as the song builds and builds to a dramatic finish. Elsewhere, the group do hip-swinging girl group ballads "Take It as It Comes", moody minor-key tearjerkers "Vanishing of Time" and "I Heard You Say", and a nice cover of Green on Red's tale of murder and madness "Sixteen Ways." It makes for a three-dimensional listening experience that doesn't grow old after a few listens like their previous albums did to a certain extent. Not many bands can recover from a disastrous album and come back better than ever. Thanks to some hard work and good choices, you can add Vivian Girls to that short list.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/12/2011
  • Label: Polyvinyl Records
  • UPC: 644110021427
  • Catalog Number: 214
  • Sales rank: 66,476

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Other Girls (6:27)
  2. 2 I Heard You Say (2:51)
  3. 3 Dance (If You Wanna) (2:59)
  4. 4 Lake House (2:07)
  5. 5 Trying To Pretend (2:30)
  6. 6 Sixteen Ways (2:44)
  7. 7 Take It As It Comes (3:00)
  8. 8 Vanishing of Time (3:58)
  9. 9 Death (2:45)
  10. 10 Light In Your Eyes (6:07)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vivian Girls Primary Artist
Cassie Ramone Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Katy Goodman Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Fiona Campbell Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Ali Koether Drums
Technical Credits
Green on Red Composer
John Golden Mastering
Jarvis Taveniere Producer, Engineer
Vivian Girls Composer
Cassie Ramone Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Artwork, Layout
Ali Koether Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously