You're a Woman, I'm a Machine

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You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
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Studio album by Death from Above 1979
Released October 26, 2004
Recorded February–April 2004 at The Chemical Sound, Toronto and Studio Plateau, Montreal
Genre Punk rock, dance-punk, noise rock, hard rock
Length 35:03
Label Vice, Last Gang, Ache, Victor
Producer Al-P
Death from Above 1979 chronology
Romantic Rights EP
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Romance Bloody Romance: Remixes & B-Sides
Singles from You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
  1. "Romantic Rights"
    Released: November 4, 2004
  2. "Blood on Our Hands"
    Released: February 17, 2005
  3. "Black History Month"
    Released: June 13, 2005

You're a Woman, I'm a Machine is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Death from Above 1979, released on October 26, 2004 by Vice Records in the United States, Last Gang Records in Canada, Ache Records on vinyl,[1] and Victor Entertainment in Japan. It was certified gold in Canada in July 2006.[2]


You're a Woman, I'm a Machine was recorded from February to April 2004 at The Chemical Sound in Toronto. Additional recording was done at Studio Plateau in Montreal and the album was engineered and produced by Al-P, with the exception of the Montreal sessions which were engineered by Drew Malamud.

All songs were written and recorded by Sebastien Grainger (drums/vocals) and Jesse F. Keeler (bass/synthesizer). The album was mastered by Joao Carvalho in his studio. All songs were published by Casino Steel Publishing Inc. and Iggy Softrock Publishing Inc. "Romantic Rights", "Blood on Our Hands" and "Black History Month" have been released as singles and remixed. "Little Girl", along with "Sexy Results", have also been remixed, and appear on their remix/b-side release, Romance Bloody Romance.

Vocalist/drummer Sebastien Grainger gave the song "Black History Month" its title because it was written in February. According to a post made by bassist Jesse F. Keeler on the band's forum, the song title "Sexy Results" is taken from The Simpsons. The episode "Pygmoelian" from the television series features the running line "...with sexy results".

The album takes it name from a quote in the first episode of the 2004 reboot of Battlestar Galactica where Gaius Baltar tells Caprica Six "You're a woman," to which she responds "I'm a machine".

The liner notes dedicate the album to "Zoé", Grainger's niece.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press 5/5[5]
Drowned in Sound 10/10[6]
Mojo 4/5 stars[7]
NME 7/10[8]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10[9]
Q 3/5 stars[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5[11]
Uncut 4/5 stars[12]
The Village Voice B−[13]

The album has sold 175,000 copies worldwide according to the Toronto Star and gone gold (50,000 sold) in the band's native Canada.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Turn It Out"   2:39
2. "Romantic Rights"   3:15
3. "Going Steady"   2:49
4. "Go Home, Get Down"   2:19
5. "Blood on Our Hands"   2:59
6. "Black History Month"   3:48
7. "Little Girl"   4:00
8. "Cold War"   2:33
9. "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine"   2:53
10. "Pull Out"   1:50
11. "Sexy Results"   5:55


Death From Above 1979
Additional personnel


  1. ^ "Ache Records: You're a Woman, I'm a Machine LP". Ache Records website. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  2. ^ According to the CRIA archives. Retrieved 22:03, 21 December 2006 (UTC).
  3. ^ "Reviews for You're A Woman, I'm A Machine by Death from Above 1979". Metacritic. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine – Death from Above 1979". AllMusic. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Death from Above 1979: You're a Woman, I'm a Machine". Alternative Press (198): 113. January 2005. 
  6. ^ Diver, Mike (February 8, 2005). "Album Review: Death from Above 1979 – You're A Woman, I'm A Machine". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Death from Above 1979: You're a Woman, I'm a Machine". Mojo (135): 101. February 2005. 
  8. ^ "Death from Above 1979: You're a Woman, I'm a Machine". NME: 59. January 29, 2005. 
  9. ^ Sylvester, Nick (October 28, 2004). "Death From Above 1979: You're a Woman, I'm a Machine". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Death from Above 1979: You're a Woman, I'm a Machine". Q (226): 111. May 2005. 
  11. ^ Weir, Matt B. "Death From Above 1979 – You're a Woman, I'm a Machine". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Death from Above 1979: You're a Woman, I'm a Machine". Uncut (94): 104. March 2005. 
  13. ^ Christgau, Robert (May 17, 2005). "Consumer Guide: Beguilement and Rage". The Village Voice. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 

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