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What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

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Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)
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If You Wanna
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A Lack Of Understanding
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Blow It Up
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Wetsuit
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Norgaard
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Post Break-Up Sex
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Under Your Thumb
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All In White
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Wolf Pack
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Family Friend
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Somebody Else's Child
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 36:13

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Paste magazine's former managing editor, Nick Marino has published music writing in Entertainment Weekly, Spin, the Boston Globe, the Atlanta Journal-Constituti...more »

12.21.11
So conventional that it shouldn't seem as fresh as it does
2011 | Label: Columbia

What did we expect? Not this. Not a compulsively re-playable rock album with a lovesick streak — the kind of record the Libertines might’ve delivered if they’d pulled themselves together, or that the Strokes might’ve made if they’d fired Julian Casablancas and hired Paul Banks. With booming vocals and riffs aplenty, The Vaccines make a rock ‘n’ roll clatter so conventional that it shouldn’t seem as fresh as it does. But the songs hold up,… read more »

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Solid work, but slightly off

Tutuncommon

Most of the tracks were solid and exhibit a variety of style. A few were off, but I can't put my finger on what's wrong. Nice solid effort though.

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Reminds me of something.

chs

Reminds me of something--oh, yeah, I know: rock n' roll. Seriously, this may smack of The Strokes or maybe The Smiths or a dozen other bands, but it's those bands at their best.

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Sounds like...........

EMUSIC-027FC0B6

.........a hundred bands before them. I really can not tell the difference between their songs...like one big run on sentence. Not for me.

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Oh, just say it...

beaky

they'll be less effective as time goes by. Or not.

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LOVE THE VACCINES & LOVE THIS ALBUM!!!

pamandmark

We saw The Vaccines live in Boston last May, opening for the Arctic Monkeys and they were brilliant! We bought the cd during the show, before it was officially released. LOVE, LOVE LOVE IT! Every song is great!!!! Can't wait to see them again after the singer recovers from his throat surgeries.

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The Vaccines suffer the slings and arrows of those who consider the well-heeled rockers fake indie, a criticism that has dogged bands long before the Strokes, who do seem to have been a pivotal group in this London band’s life. Still, those critics do have a point: the Vaccines’ debut, titled What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? with a self-satisfied shrug, does bear the air of studied affectation, the bandmembers lazily splicing their favorite record collection together into a cool droning pulse. It’s plainly lifestyle music for Young Turks who need a soundtrack for their disengagement. What Did You Expect has just enough style pasted together from familiar elements stretching from the Arctic Monkeys to the Smiths and the Jesus and Mary Chain. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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