What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?

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What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?
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Studio album by The Vaccines
Released 11 March 2011
Recorded Autumn 2010; RAK and
Miloco Square Studios,
London, United Kingdom
Genre Indie rock,[1] post-punk revival, garage rock
Length 36:17
Label Columbia Records
Producer Dan Grech-Marguerat
The Vaccines chronology
What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?
Come of Age
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
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V Club 9/10[3]
The Daily Telegraph 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
NME 8/10[1]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 6.2/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[6]
Spin 8/10[8]
Uncut 4/5 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.


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".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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"   5:30


Chart (2011) Peak
Austrian Albums Chart[10] 50
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[11] 29
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[12] 45
Danish Albums Chart[13] 33
Dutch Albums Chart[14] 35
Irish Albums Chart[15] 16
Swedish Albums Chart[16] 40
Swiss Albums Chart[17] 36
UK Albums Chart[18] 4


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