The Vaccines: English Graffiti
It would be pleasing to report that for their third album The Vaccines have delivered an indie-rock masterwork. Unfortunately that’s not the case.
There’s nothing hugely wrong with it: single Handsome is an excellent Britpop romp, and current radio favourite Dream Lover channels the Arctic Monkeys and White Lies to relatively pleasing effect.
The problem is there’s very little to set it apart from the multitudes of other four-piece indie rockers out there. The songs are not exceptional, Justin Young’s voice is serviceable but nothing more, and although it’s fun enough while it’s on, I can’t see myself returning to it very often.
Like this? Try these: White Lies, Big TV; Arctic Monkeys, AM
By Andrew Greenhalgh