Album: The Vaccines, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? (Columbia)
Sunday 13 March 2011
What, indeed, was expected of this London quartet, you might wonder, such has been the hype and counter-hype expended on them in recent months?
Presumably not this unremittingly OK collection of hazy pop-rock singalongs paying anodyne homage to the Ramones, Jesus and Mary Chain and, er, Interpol. Lyrics are rhyming fodder, vocals are assiduously vacant, and only the gauchely bitter "Post Break-Up Sex" leaves any real aftertaste.
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