Come of Age - COLUMBIA
FILTER Grade: 78%
By Zachary Sniderman on October 11, 2012
The Vaccines are back—and a little pissed. Here, the messy/charming quartet team up with Ethan Johns to augment their electric guitar rock with the producer’s polish and pedigree, sharing the mic about the difficulties of youth and girls that don’t like them and, like, not really caring about them either. The record is more balanced, but that youthful spark is harder to find. The Vaccines may have come of age, but they were more fun as a bunch of kids.