- SPIN Rating:6 of 10
"I don't wanna be like the other girls," Cassie Ramone drones at the start of Share the Joy, an album that aims to further the modern, girl group-influenced garage-rock archetype the Vivs have done as much as anyone to popularize. As an opener, "Other Girls" might be overcompensation -- six minutes of sour melodies, psych jangle, and prog progression. But it does eventually resolve into "I Heard You Say," a dash of wintry Mamas and Papas pop. Sadly, the trio regresses from there, simply shining up versions of the same old loose, punky love songs they've been hawking for years.