Listened to and then bought the debut album released by the London-based alternative rock band, The Vaccines over the past weekend. Smartly entitled, What did you expect from The Vaccines? the album contains a lot of raw rock energy and talent. And while it is not a masterpiece, the new album is entertaining and enjoyable with some slick guitar playing and intense lyrics. It was also hard to beat the price at $6.99 for 12 songs on i-Tunes.
The Vaccines evoke thoughts of Glasvegas and The Ramones in their style and sound on this debut CD, but they also create a gritty vibe all their own. My favorite tracks of the new album include:
“All in White”
“A Lack of Understanding”
“Post Break-up Sex”
“Blow it Up”
“All I Wanna”
Personally, I will be looking forward to hearing more from The Vaccines as they release future albums. They may not be The Cure, but they may just administer enough Brit grit rock ‘n’ roll for whatever ails you.