Review: Come of Age by the Vaccines

Come of Age by the VaccinesI have to say this: the Vaccines has come of age. Their debut a couple of years back was buzzy but ended up a bit of a disappointment, with the album sounding bored all around. Now Justin Young and company have gotten to work, with an album that sounds much more diverse and much more confident. Sure, it might take long for you to get the hang of it – I thought “Teenage Icon” isn’t as sharp as it should (I really did – ask the Aussies) but it proved to be snappy enough for me to like. And then there’s album closer “Lonely World”, which surprisingly fits outside the British market in its sentimentality. There are still a few misses, but I enjoyed this album a fair bit, I never really thought of nitpicking. Well, apart from “Aftershave Ocean” – coolest song title I’ve encountered all year. | 4/5

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