- What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
CRITIC SCORE
67
Based on 18 reviews
2011 Rank: #551 / 830
USER SCORE
74
Based on
51 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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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.

User Reviews
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.
Mar 30, 2015
lerkenfeldt
81
Say what you want about them now, but this was a more than decent effort. A lot of very catchy songs, that more or less became the soundtrack of my summer the year it was released.
Jan 3, 2015
SiberianBreaks
41
The Vaccines releases their breakthrough album. The songs themselves feel so re-hashed from the indie rock scene in the mid 2000's. I just don't see much originality in these songs.

Favourite tracks: Wreckin' Bar, Post Break-Up Sex
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DETAILS

May 31, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Dan Grech / Producer
Indie Rock / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 14 - NME
# 72 - PopMatters
# 9 - The Fly
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)
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