The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? (2 stars)

Incredibly infectious melodies marred by shockingly dodgy lyrics

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The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

(Columbia Records)

The Vaccines’ name may already be synonymous with over-inflated hype, but to be fair to them, the London quartet have mastered the art of penning incredibly infectious melodies ridiculously quickly – claiming to have completed this much-anticipated debut in just a few weeks last year. Tracks like ‘A Lack Of Understanding’, ‘Nørgaard’ and ‘All In White’ back up their burgeoning flair for creating buzz-worthy indie rock on the back of some great singles, but it’s the shockingly dodgy lyrics peppered throughout What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? and Justin Young’s detached singing style that ultimately let them down. ‘Put a wetsuit on, come on come on … grow your hair out long … put a t-shirt on … do me wrong, do me wrong...’ he drones on, erm, ‘Wetsuit’– oh dear.

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