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What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? (Explicit)

What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? by The Vaccines
Released: May 2011
Label: Columbia
A brash title for a debut album, no? It's fitting, though, for a group of young Brits indulging in a three-chord ethos that bounces from the "Ra Ra Ra" fun of Ramones punk to the poppy bravado of The Strokes, the fuzzified squelch of The Jesus and Mary Chain, and the self-pity pomp of The Smiths. Lyrically, it's all a bit limp, but vocalist Justin Young is a competent chameleon through it all, seething and sneering through "Wreckin' Bar" and "Norgaard," working his best Morrissey on "A Lack of Understanding" and "Wolf Pack," and turning on the balladeer charm with "Somebody Else's Child."
Stephanie Benson