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Come of Age (also alternatively titled The Vaccines Come of Age) is the second studio album by English indie rock band The Vaccines, which was released on 3 September 2012. It follows their debut album What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?, released the previous year. It was produced by Ethan Johns and reached number one in the UK.

Come of Age
ComeOfAge.jpg
Studio album by The Vaccines
Released3 September 2012
RecordedMarch 2012
ICP Studios, Brussels
Genre
Length39:35
LabelColumbia
ProducerEthan Johns
The Vaccines chronology
What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?
(2011)
Come of Age
(2012)
Melody Calling EP
(2013)
Singles from Come of Age
  1. "No Hope"
    Released: 6 July 2012
  2. "Teenage Icon"
    Released: 2 September 2012
  3. "I Always Knew"
    Released: 18 November 2012
  4. "Bad Mood"
    Released: 17 March 2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Upcoming4/5 stars[1]
NME8/10[2]
Clash8/10[3]
Uncut7/10[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
The Daily Telegraph4/5 stars[6]
AltSounds4/5 stars[7]
Drowned In Sound7/10[8]
Digital Spy4/5 stars[9]
Platform8/10[10]
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[11]
BBC(positive)[12]
PopMatters7/10[13]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars[14]
Evening Standard4/5 stars[15]
AllMusic3/5 stars[16]

Contents

Album artEdit

The image on the front cover of the album is a photo of four androgynous teenage girls, each representing a different member of the band.

InfluencesEdit

Lead singer and songwriter Justin Young cites No Other by Gene Clark, #1 Record by Big Star and "Spanish Bombs" by The Clash as his major inspirations during the writing of this album.[17]


Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Justin Young, all music composed by The Vaccines

No.TitleLength
1."No Hope"4:10
2."I Always Knew"3:34
3."Teenage Icon"3:05
4."All in Vain"3:52
5."Ghost Town"2:21
6."Aftershave Ocean"4:10
7."Weirdo"4:49
8."Bad Mood"3:06
9."Change of Heart Pt. 2"2:18
10."I Wish I Was a Girl"2:53
11."Lonely World"5:02

ChartsEdit

PersonnelEdit

  • Justin Young - vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Cowan - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Arni Arnason - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Pete Robertson - drums, backing vocals

Additional musicians

  • Ethan Johns - percussion (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 11), acoustic guitar (tracks 2, 4)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Album review: The Vaccines – Come of Age". Retrieved 2012-08-22.
  2. ^ "Album review: The Vaccines - 'The Vaccines Come Of Age'". Retrieved 2012-08-31.
  3. ^ "Album review: The Vaccines - 'The Vaccines Come Of Age'". Retrieved 2012-09-03.
  4. ^ "The Vaccines: Come of Age review'". Archived from the original on 2012-12-25. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  5. ^ Petridis, Alexis (30 August 2012). "The Vaccines 'Come of Age' review". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  6. ^ "Album review: The Vaccines – Come of Age". Retrieved 2012-08-22.
  7. ^ "Review: The Vaccines - Come of Age". Archived from the original on 4 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  8. ^ "The Vaccines - Come of Age". Retrieved 2012-09-11.
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  12. ^ BBC review Archived 10 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Bergstrom, John (2012-09-17). "The Vaccines: Come of Age". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  14. ^ Viney, Joseph (2012-09-17). "The Vaccines - Come of Age". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  15. ^ Viney, Joseph (2012-09-17). "The Vaccines - Come of Age". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  16. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/come-of-age-mw0002385063
  17. ^ Hann, Michael (22 May 2015). "The Vaccines: the music that inspired them, album by album". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
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  21. ^ "Austria Top 40 - The Vaccines - Come of Age (album)". Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  22. ^ "Charts Vlaanderen - The Vaccines - Come of Age (album)" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  23. ^ "Charts Belgique Francophone - The Vaccines - Come of Age (album)" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
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  30. ^ "Swiss Charts - The Vaccines - Come Of Age (album)" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  31. ^ "2012 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive - 15th September 2012". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 September 2012.