What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2011 Rank: #574 / 891
User Score
Based on 74 ratings
May 31, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Dan Grech / Producer
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
No Ripcord

The Vaccines are not “the saviours of British rock and roll” but What Did You… doesn’t need to be.

62
Pitchfork

The Vaccines are at their best when they're upbeat, flecked with surf, and surprisingly hard to get out of your head.

60
Consequence of Sound

The Vaccines are clenching onto rock and roll, and this album is an amicable chapter in the genre.

50
Drowned in Sound

For the most part What Did You Expect From the Vaccines? fails to muster much sense of enthusiasm for itself beyond those first and last tracks.

50
musicOMH

Much of, if not all of What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? suffers from a complete lack of intelligence, candidness or originality: elements that help make guitar-based music interesting.

41
Beats Per Minute

Listen to What Did You Expect enough and the whole thing starts to meld together.

Jan 22, 2017
68
What did we expect?
Nothing more than an amusing debut, filled with catchy, rock'n'roll tunes to keep the spirits awaken.
Mar 27, 2016
Felindie
70
Fav Tracks: Norgaard, If You Wanna, Wetsuit
Nov 7, 2015
65
Straddling an awkward line between surf and garage, The Vaccines make a playful album that is not that serious.
Jun 17, 2015
noonoo97
50
Classic average indie rock band with no change to anything. How many more bands that are just as one dimensional can rock fans take.
May 18, 2015
90
one of my favorite band
END OF YEAR LISTS
#9/The Fly
#14/NME
#72/PopMatters
Track List
  1. Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)
  2. If You Wanna
  3. A Lack of Understanding
  4. Blow It Up
  5. Wetsuit
  6. Norgaard
  7. Post Break-Up Sex
  8. Under Your Thumb
  9. All In White
  10. Wolf Pack
  11. Family Friend
  12. Somebody Else's Child (Hidden Track)