Viv Albertine

  • Music

    May 4, 2011

    Poly Styrene, Lost & Found

    Like many of her peers, she discovered the sound of being a grown woman

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    The Top 10 Christmas Albums Of 2010

    No.​Ah, another shitty year is ending, and we find ourselves trying to buy our way out of it with Christmas presents while struggling to block out the same old endless stream of yuletide muzak. Luckily, there's always a few notable holiday-album standouts to break the tedium, this year includi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Live: The Raincoats Keep It Like a Secret at the Knitting Factory

    The Raincoats, Soft Power, Viv Albertine Knitting Factory Friday, October 16 The Raincoats can't play their instruments any more professionally than they could 30 years ago, which is a relief. The band's sound was predicated on sacred simplicity anyway: Punk, sort of, but more like knotted folk-r ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 26, 2008


    Riot-grrl godmothers at Mercury Lounge

  • Music

    October 31, 2006

    Typical Girls Aloud

    The reunited Slits retain their sexy, wobbly mystery