You're a Woman, I'm a Machine

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You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 2004
RecordedFebruary–April 2004
LabelLast Gang
Death from Above 1979 chronology
Heads Up!
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
The Physical World
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 duo Death from Above (then known as Death from Above 1979). It was released October 26, 2004, through Last Gang Records. The album was produced by Al-P who would later work alongside Jesse F. Keeler in the electronic music duo MSTRKRFT.


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 and vocals) and Jesse F. Keeler (bass and 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 and drummer Sebastien Grainger gave the song "Black History Month" its title simply 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 its 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. She is also the subject of the song "Little Girl" off the album.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press5/5[5]
Drowned in Sound10/10[6]
Mojo4/5 stars[7]
Q3/5 stars[10]
Stylus MagazineA−[11]
Uncut4/5 stars[12]
The Village VoiceB−[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]

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. ^ "Death From Above 1979 - 'The Physical World' - NME". NME. Retrieved 2017-07-09.
  2. ^ "You're a Woman, I'm a Machine | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2017-07-09.
  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. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "Death from Above 1979: You're a Woman, I'm a Machine". Q (226): 111. May 2005.
  11. ^ Pemberton, Rollie (November 3, 2004). "Death From Above 1979 – You're A Woman, I'm A Machine – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. 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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