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What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? [VINYL]


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  • Vinyl (21 Mar 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B004N4HXXQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,272 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)
2. If You Wanna
3. A Lack Of Understanding
4. Blow It Up
5. Wetsuit
6. Norgaard
7. Somebody Else's Child
8. Post Break-Up Sex
9. Under Your Thumb
10. All In White
11. Wolf Pack
12. Family Friend

Product Description

Debut studio album by the British indie rock band who came third in the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll. The album peaked at #4 in the UK Albums Chart and features the singles 'Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)/Blow It Up', 'Post Break-Up Sex' and 'If You Wanna'.

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By WaitingForTheTide on 17 Mar 2011
Format: Audio CD
For the past 5 or 6 years, perhaps longer, I've really struggled to get excited about any British guitar bands. America, Canada and Scandinavia have been churning out really inspired music, whilst the UK scene has produced bands that either seem to be either stuck in 2001, or intent on trying to break the mould without any real idea how, just so long as they get famous for a bit.

If I'm being honest, The Vaccines are doing nothing new. Their blend of post-punk, garage rock, new wave, noise pop and power pop follows that of countless bands to emerge during the last 10 or so years.

Where they differ however is that they don't try too hard. It's genuine, it's fresh, it's fun, it's not being made by some teenagers trying to be the next Strokes and pretending that they remember the Velvet Underground being together.

Quite simply, the songs are excellent, and they put to shame some of the embarrassingly average wannabees that Britain has produced in recent times.

It's not a 5-star album. That would be over-reacting. Around the middle it sort of tails off a bit, but it recovers well at the end, leaving the listener most satisfied.

If you like guitar-based indie rock, you'll really enjoy this record.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dr. W. H. Konarzewski on 17 Aug 2011
Format: Audio CD
There are many reasons why one might be unimpressed by this over hyped album. Some of the lyrics are puerile rubbish (Wetsuit is a stunning example of how not to imitate Leonard Cohen.) The music is unoriginal and sounds like a mix of twenty long forgotten brain dead bands. Two of the tracks are ridiculously short (Wrecking Bar ra ra ra is only 1:22). The final track, Family Friend, is rather pointlessly chopped in half with a silence in the middle. All in all, this album is about as sophisticated as a drunken orgy in a brothel. And yet, curiously, it's one of the best things I've heard for a while. I'm not sure why I like it so much. My brain tells me to give it only one star. But that would be to miss the point. Music is fundamentally visceral. This album is full of raw energy and it has an undeniable feel-good factor like the early hits of the Beach Boys. It's also completely unpretentious. I just want to play it over and over again. I can't help singing along to Wetsuit despite the crap lyrics. My advice is to suspend your critical faculties; pretend you're thirteen once again and give it a go. Fun fun fun.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By ChrisO71 on 14 Mar 2011
Format: MP3 Download
I'm not sure that the journos will get this one. Basically, it's a music fans' album.
It offers some grandiosity but leaves you with an overall feeling that where you have been for the last half hour is "With The Vaccines"(which is, luckily, a title they decided not to go with).
It's the unexpected that is the real pleasure here. We all know Wreckin' Bar(Ra Ra Ra)as a deliciously surfin' fizzes-on-the-tongue single from a band that do not pad-it-out and 'Post break-up sex', 'Blow It Up' and 'If You Wanna' are accomplished, lovingly-executed stories but the Phil Spector-influenced 'Wetsuit' and Beatles Rock n' Roll of 'Norgaad' should bring a smile to the most cynical face.
The surf intro is nicely rounded off at the album climax with 'Family Friend' which leads out on some beautifully VU/Mary chain guitars and drums.
Although I doubt any of them were born when The Stone Roses debut album came out, in common with the Roses, Vaccines bring back(?)/along the sounds we all wanna hear and they do it with pleasure as opposed to posturing.
Expect to hear this album everywhere this Spring/Summer. Enjoy it then and now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By musicperson on 28 Sep 2011
Format: Vinyl
this album is amazing and i would highly recommend buying it on vinyl, some of the songs sound even more perfect. especially 'somebody else's child'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ryan W. Jones on 4 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
This album mines the same sort of 80s period that The Drums debut so chirpily ripped off (in a good way of course). Sure it doesn't have the synths and the same slightly OTT production levels but while The Drums debut sounded very, well, American, this sounds very British (as both should be expected to sound).

I really enjoyed this album. Made me think back fondly to the time I came across The Cribs back in the day when they used to be good (first and second albums in other words). The album has a bit of a swagger to it and an almost disinterested/lazy vibe to it at times which I think sounds great.

Stepping up to a bigger stage is something I always thought ruined The Cribs so in a selfish sort of way I hope that this lot stay on the fringes of the main stream radar - I think they'd be all the better for it.

Anyway, well worth checking out. I think you'd be hard pushed not to enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BAZ316 on 5 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
So this isn't the best album ever,so what?. What it promises is over half an hour of great sing along tunes,with a few softer ones,and it delivers. If you like what you've already heard,i don't see why you won't like the album. I have played it loads already and have no desire to stop yet,not in the least bit disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Raymond Andrew Clark on 2 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album, full of great songs, the one stars just haven't listen or just do not appreciate good music. It's refreshing, yes bits are from other bands but they have some great riff sounds with melody and good song writing. Enjoy.
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