Vision Valley The Vines' wild-boy frontman Craig Nicholls was recently diagnosed as mildly autistic, but Vision Valley , a sucker-punching CD — 31 minutes, no song topping… Vision Valley The Vines' wild-boy frontman Craig Nicholls was recently diagnosed as mildly autistic, but Vision Valley , a sucker-punching CD — 31 minutes, no song topping… 2006-04-04 The Vines Rock
Music Review

Vision Valley (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 04, 2006; Lead Performance: The Vines; Genre: Rock

The Vines' wild-boy frontman Craig Nicholls was recently diagnosed as mildly autistic, but Vision Valley, a sucker-punching CD — 31 minutes, no song topping 2:45 except for the psych-pop closer — shows his musical mind unimpaired. He's digested the Nirvana influences a bit more, and alongside the glammy fops defining modern rock at the moment, his feral, melodic garage punk is refreshing. Extra points for a radio single titled ''Don't Listen to the Radio.''

Originally posted Mar 31, 2006 Published in issue #871 Apr 07, 2006 Order article reprints