What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2011 Ratings: #684 / 907
User Score
Based on 110 ratings
2011 Ratings: #150
March 11, 2011 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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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.

chlorine
60
wreckin' bar (ra ra ra) ½
if you wanna ★
a lack of understanding ★★★★★
blow it up ★
wetsuit ★★★★★
norgaard ★★★★★
post break-up sex ★★★★★
under your thumb ★½
all in white ★★★
wolf pack ★★
family friend ★★★★
somebody else's child ★★★½
myloveiscool
85
The Vaccines debut will probably end up being one of my favourite indie-rock albums of the decade. Immediate, fast-paced, catchy and fun.

Best tracks: If You Wanna, Wetsuit
Hops
74
Top 5 Tracks
- Post Break-Up Sex
- If You Wanna
- Wetsuit
- Family Friend
- A Lack of Understanding
73
1. Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) - 9.0
2. If You Wanna - 9.0
3. A Lack Of Understanding - 8.5
4. Blow It Up - 6.0
5. Wetsuit - 7.5
6. Norgaard - 10
7. Post Break-Up Sex - 8.5
8. Under Your Thumb - 6.0
9. All In White - 6.5
10. Wolf Pack - 5.5
11. Family Friend - 6.0
12. Somebody Else's Child - 5.0

87.5/120 - 72.9/100
thomasuic
85
This album is a definite grower never stopped coming back to this throughout the years.
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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)
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