What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?

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What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?
Vaccines WDYEFTV cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released11 March 2011
RecordedAutumn 2010; RAK and
Miloco Square Studios,
London, United Kingdom
Genre
Length36:17
LabelColumbia Records
ProducerDan Grech-Marguerat
The Vaccines chronology
What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?
(2011)
Come of Age
(2012)
Singles from What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?
  1. "Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)" / "Blow It Up"
    Released: 22 November 2010
  2. "Post Break-Up Sex"
    Released: 24 January 2011
  3. "If You Wanna"
    Released: 14 March 2011
  4. "All in White"
    Released: 5 June 2011
  5. "Nørgaard"
    Released: 22 August 2011
  6. "Wetsuit" / "Tiger Blood"
    Released: 11 December 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubA-[3]
The Daily Telegraph4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
NME8/10[1]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media6.2/10[7]
Q4/5 stars[6]
Spin8/10[8]
Uncut4/5 stars[6]

What Did You Expect from The Vaccines? is the debut studio album by English indie rock band The Vaccines. It was released on 11 March 2011 by Columbia Records,[9] entering the UK Albums Chart at #4, going on to become the biggest-selling debut by a band in 2011.[citation needed] Two singles preceded the release of the album which attained generally positive reviews and gold status by May of the same year.

Singles[edit]

The first single from the album, "Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)" / "Blow It Up" was released in the United Kingdom on 22 November 2010 through Marshall Teller Records. The single was an unexpected airplay hit in the UK, Australia and Europe, and hit the lower regions of the UK chart. The second single from the album, "Post Break-Up Sex", was released in the United Kingdom on 24 January 2011. The single debuted at number 32 on the UK chart. The third single from the album, "If You Wanna" was released on 20 March 2011, a week after the release of the album. Having first been released as the band's first demo, the single has been re-recorded for the album. The single gained chart success peaking at number 35.

The fourth single from the album, "All in White" was released on 5 June 2011. The fifth single from the album, "Nørgaard", a song about Danish Supermodel Amanda Nørgaard was released digitally on 19 August 2011. The song had previously been available for free as the "Single of the Week" on iTunes. The sixth and final single from the album, "Wetsuit" / "Tiger Blood" was released on 11 December 2011. The single was made available as a double A-side with a new Albert Hammond, Jr.-produced track "Tiger Blood".

Influences[edit]

Lead singer and songwriter Justin Young cites I, Jonathan by Jonathan Richman, Milo Goes to College by Descendents and "California Girls" by The Beach Boys as his major inspirations during the writing of this album.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Justin Young; all music composed by The Vaccines.

No.TitleLength
1."Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)"1:24
2."If You Wanna"3:02
3."A Lack of Understanding"2:58
4."Blow It Up"2:41
5."Wetsuit"3:50
6."Nørgaard"1:38
7."Post Break-Up Sex"2:56
8."Under Your Thumb"2:20
9."All in White"4:33
10."Wolf Pack"2:23
11."Family Friend" (includes hidden track "Somebody Else's Child", starting at 5:35)8:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Justin Young—vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Cowan—lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Arni Arnason—bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Pete Robertson—drums, backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[12] 50
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[13] 29
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[14] 45
Danish Albums Chart[15] 33
Dutch Albums Chart[16] 35
Irish Albums Chart[17] 16
Swedish Albums Chart[18] 40
Swiss Albums Chart[19] 36
UK Albums Chart[20] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NME Reviews - The Vaccines - 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?' - NME.COM". NME.COM. 9 March 2011.
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ "Review: The Vaccines: What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? · Music Review · The A.V. Club".
  4. ^ "The Vaccines: What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? CD review". Telegraph.co.uk. 11 March 2011.
  5. ^ Alexis Petridis. "The Vaccines: What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? – review". the Guardian.
  6. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? - Metacritic". Metacritic.
  7. ^ "The Vaccines". Pitchfork.
  8. ^ "The Vaccines, 'What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?' Review". SPIN.
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? by The Vaccines". iTunes.
  10. ^ Hann, Michael (22 May 2015). "The Vaccines: the music that inspired them, album by album". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  11. ^ "The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved Jan 14, 2016.
  12. ^ "The Vaccines - What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?". austriancharts.at/.
  13. ^ "The Vaccines - What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?". ultratop.be/nl/.
  14. ^ "The Vaccines - What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?". ultratop.be/fr/.
  15. ^ "The Vaccines - What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?". danishcharts.com/.
  16. ^ "The Vaccines - What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?". dutchcharts.nl/.
  17. ^ "Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending 17 March 2011". Irish Recorded Music Association. Chart-Track. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  18. ^ "The Vaccines - What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?". swedishcharts.com/.
  19. ^ "The Vaccines - What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?". hitparade.ch/.
  20. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 March 2011.

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