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In November, The Vaccines were invited to play on Jools Holland where they performed three tracks, a privilege not often given to such new bands. Additionally, the band was booked on the show before having released a single record- an honor never granted before!
Spin Magazine raved of the bands recent live debut: "The Vaccines' first American show was an audition for the job of world's biggest band of right now, and after blasting through 12 doses of anthemic, cocksure rock'n'roll in barely 30 minutes flat, they became leading candidates for the position.
The Vaccines' full length debut, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?, is 37 minutes of "Lo-fi, heart-grabbing rock 'n' roll" exclaims Q Magazine. NME raves that the record is a mix of "pop-punk, chillwave and classic good-time pop'n'roll." The Fly explains that the bands "glimmering, lo-fi punk-pop laced with dreamy summertime hamonise," will solidify that, "The Vaccines are the band to watch in 2011!"
Top Customer Reviews
melodic hooks. It may not be particularly original, but it satisfies the need for the pop fix with its
straightforward blend of obvious influences. Critics are calling it "fake indie" & "lacking sub-
stance", but...well, really "What Did You Expect From the Vaccines"? It's fun, simple & addictive.
I may not be listening to it two years from now, but it fills the moment nicely. Recalls the Strokes,
Jesus & Mary Chain, the Smiths, Ramones, Best Coast, Arctic Monkeys, Surfer Blood, Beatles,
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.
All of the tracks could be singles, and sometimes that can be annoying, but they are all so good that it just makes this one album that you don't feel you need to fast forward any tracks at all. The obvious pithy wit, irony and verve that is `Post break up sex' is probably the most stand out track, but only just, a real crowd pleaser and floor filler. Track 5 `Wetsuit'; is slower but still has enough momentum to hook you and take you along for the ride. Personal favourite is `A lack of understanding', as it seems to be about me and I like it when you can instantly empathise with a song. The vocals are great too and are all delivered so clear that a lyric sheet is not needed. I have had this a couple of weeks now and during that time three of my fave bands have brought out new albums; this however has been a constant on my MP3 despite all the other music I have been getting. It just feels like summer, sex, angst and fun all rolled up in a great package that you can dance to (but in my case - not very well).
There is a twelfth track `Somebody else's child that is tucked at the end of track 11 and not available on download, this is the slowest and most reflective number and makes the album approach, as opposed to a download, probably the better option.
Also not my typical genre, but for indie rock fans who like their music accessible, upbeat, with great lyrics tight playing and some heartfelt humour, then this is indie heaven.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This Vaccines was a big album in the eyes of many a few years ago. Let's listen to it.
"Wreckin' Bar" is a nice anthemic punk song. Read more
This is an outstanding album from the first track to the last. Absolutely one of my favorites. This review is for the vinyl version exclusively. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. Gugino
One of my favorite albums, the CD came brand new and works perfectly :)Published 11 months ago by Vanna Luciano