Death From Above - You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
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morningsbell
89
uwu fuck Royal Blood
PipePanic
93
My god, what a debut. It's got all the punk energy of a Misfits record with the catchy hooks and infectious choruses of a Foo Fighters record, but with a little more danger and experimentation, it's almost criminal how much fun this album is. From the distorted wails of the bass to the tight drumming, and the crisp and punchy production, it'll have you destroying things all around your house, creating a mosh pit inside your own living room. And for music that comes from just two people, that's ... read more
zachthesnack
94
I still think that just because Royal Blood's self titled record is one of my all time favorite records (mainly due to it being laced front to back with bangers that I haven't gotten sick of, even with 50+ listens) that I don't enjoy or like DFA.

This record is amazing front to back. Tracks like Romantic Rights and Little Girl are Dance Punk essentials. This thing has so much swagger, grit and energy. It makes me feel like I'm in a biker gang or about to go do some badass shit!

The guitars ... read more
exception
82
With plenty of grooves and funky riffs, Death From Above (1979)'s first album is without a doubt one of the most fun and re-listenable set of punk tracks from the 2000's. Where an enormous amount of pop punk from the late 90's and early 2000's was unbearable, DFA does something a bit different, by keeping their sound aggressive and rough around the edges, but having catchy hooks to appeal to fans from all different genres. They never stop their onslaught of a confusingly poppy-yet-noisy ... read more
NewDawnFadez
80
Death from above’s blistering yet colorful noise rock is relentless and furious on You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine. The watertight tracklist and infectious grooves leave the listener begging for more. It’s a noisy and impressive sound, given the fact that there’s only two dudes behind the instrumentals: bass and drums.

Best tracks: Turn it Out, Romantic Rights, Going Steady, Blood on Our Hands, Black History Month, Little Girl, Cold War, Pull Out
Scuba
100
Easily one of my favorite albums of all time. I'll never forget the first time I heard this music playing on the radio from my local college radio station. I called in because I had to know who was making these unbelievable screeching bass lines. It just sounded like raw, live energy that was forcing me to move. Love at first listen.
21stcenturyschi
91
Dance punk has never sounded quite like what Death From Above 1979 did on You're a Woman, I'm a Machine, and it hasn't sounded this good. Sebastien Grainger and Jesse Keeler have the fantastic blend of only bass and drums, yet their sound is still so complete, and it is perfected with punchy production and catchy riffs to go around. Sebastien not only drums, but delivers vocals and witty lyrics to go along. I love the comedy, the self awareness and the commentary of these lyrics, even if they ... read more
ROXAAN
25
What is this?!
Doofy
69
Royal White Blood Stripes
HoodieBraden
85
Such an exceptional debut album. It's so dirty and grimy, yet very groovy and danceable. The absolute amount of energy presented with this album is insane. From the first track to the last, Sebastien and Jesse bring the house down with their on-key punk vocals and great, memorable riffs. Sebastien not only supplies the vocals on this album, but also does all drum work, and what superb drum work it is. I love everything about this noise rock piece, from the clean production to the very rapid and ... read more
AmericaanSpirit
88
A rager record deserving of its legacy. Timeless energy with only a few pop rock tropes here or there.

BEST TRACKS: Romantic Rights, Sexy Results, Go Home Get Down, Going Steady, Pull Out
VinylFantasy
65
Go on any Royal Blood song on YouTube, and I guarantee Death From Above will be mentioned in the comments. Often viewed as the precursor to Royal Blood, DFA sound more like their more aggressive, noisier cousins.

Dance-punk and noise-rock make the backbone of this debut album, with messy, cluttered sounds that pound relentlessly away like some kind of garage rock rave. And for the most part, this makes a perfectly enjoyable listen... and that is the problem I had with this album. It’s ... read more
JayCrackers
91
Turn It Out 10/10
Romantic Rights 10/10
Going Steady 9/10
Go Home, Get Down 8.5/10
Blood On Our Hands 9/10
Black History Month 8/10
Little Girl 9.5/10
Cold War 9/10
You're A Woman, I'm A Machine 8.5/10
Pull Out 9/10
Sexy Results 9.5/10
Average: 9.1
th_initiator
95
▲ = Turn It Out, Romantic Rights, Going Steady, Blood on Our Hands, Black History Month, Little Girl, Sexy Results, Cold War, You're a Women I'm a Machine, Pull Out
▬ = Go Home Get Down
▼ =
DevinONeill
84
This is what the members of Royal Blood think they are.
kappachino
89
This is basically Royal Blood, but good. And this is REAL GOOD
notbuzzzila
100
One of my favorite dance-punk albums of all time and one of the most eclectic of the genre to boot.
Vitaminchick
90
I like the energy and sound of this album.
85
Now this is the dance-punk I need. These two are so talented in the songwriting department, especially with their bass riffs. Each track on this album is an exhilarating blur of a song that never overstays its welcome but when it reaches the 3 or 4 minute mark the tracks are appropriately paced and built upon to sustain the energy of the song. The playing is so muscular and frantic from the drum and the bass and it is non-stop for the album's (short) runtime. Vocally, Sebastien Grainger does ... read more
CheapandLethal
100
Amazing
WildChameleon
80
+ It rocks !!!
+ It's angry !!!
+ It's passionate !!!

- However, the final result is a bit disapointed. Some tracks are a bit similar (rythmic and some gimmicks) and clearly could offer more variety.

I clearly recommand this album if you enjoy rock, more specifically noise.
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