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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDYBR2 Younger Brother Vaccine(CD, Album) Twisted Records CDYBR2 UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Younger Brother Vaccine (Deluxe Edition)(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Younger Brother Records Ltd none UK 2011
DLYBR2 Younger Brother Vaccine(9xFile, MP3, 320) Younger Brother Records Ltd DLYBR2 UK 2011
SCIFI 1145 Younger Brother Vaccine(CD, Album) SCI Fidelity Records SCIFI 1145 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Younger Brother Vaccine(CDr, Album, Promo) Twisted Records none UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Younger Brother Vaccine(CDr, Album, Promo) SCI Fidelity Records none US 2011 Sell This Version

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DenkiGroove

DenkiGroove

April 2, 2018
referencing Vaccine, CD, Album, CDYBR2
Why is this album so hard to find when everyone sounds like they're not enjoying it. Someone sell it already
Dazdee

Dazdee

November 3, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Vaccine, CD, Album, CDYBR2
I see many people rating this album for what they for failing to be the expected genre, not for what it is.

What it is is a superb pop/rock album with electronic background and hints of psy, but more the psy of Pink Floyd than any psytrance or psyamb. Imagine a mixture of Genesis and Pink Floyd, for the Album borrows heavily from both.
player

player

June 19, 2015
referencing Vaccine, CD, Album, SCIFI 1145

Sorry! The vocals sort of ruin the album.
3001

3001

June 10, 2013
referencing Vaccine, CD, Album, CDYBR2
having been an avid listener of posford for many years, in fact getting the first shpongle from a hallucinogen show in the late 90s, a while before it came out...and loving it(actually hated it at first as I was not expecting ambient, and wanted goa! lol) I would have to say I really dont like this album.

Why is it the greats turn into some poppy retro 60s psychedelic rock crap when they get known, same thing happened to Future Sound of London, not as bad as FSOL's album, but still pretty awful. I would have to say, this makes a decent at best pop album, and for a psy album ,pretty bad. There are some decent moments within. But all and all it's not a top work. The lyrics for the most part are kind of corny and contrived. But I do have to give credit for attempting another direction, and not just sticking with the same formula. The old formula is just that, "old" and there are only so many psy "tricks" you can do without them sounding very boring.
lordpisipisi

lordpisipisi

November 2, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Vaccine, CD, Album, CDYBR2

If you want to eat a pizza, let's say you order a pizza and when the order comes you see a strawberry cake..well yes, all are good and tasty but you wanted to eat a pizza not some cake

Psy music is best with less vocals, is this a bad album? Probably not as a pop electronic but as a YB album
Numanoid

Numanoid

May 12, 2011
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Vaccine, CD, Album, CDYBR2
If I wanted to buy a Coldplay album, I would buy Coldplay not Younger Brother. When you pick up a CD of a certain artist there is a certain sound you expect to be getting (for instance I doubt people who dig Rolling Stones expect to hear Kraftwerk or Depeche Mode when they buy one of their CDs). Electronic musicians tend to use different aliases for different project, as such I find it weird that Younger Brother didn't choose another moniker for this album as it sounds nothing like their previous output.
Ainulindale

Ainulindale

April 17, 2011
referencing Vaccine, 9xFile, MP3, 320, DLYBR2
Why all you guys are disappointing? It is known that Younger Brother and Shpongle bands are away from psy trance and pure electronic world. They give us new fresh music ideas with match more natural instruments but they still have the unique signature in their music.To be able to compose every time something different from the previous and to keep the sound signature that makes you unique is very rare today. It needs a lot of talent, talent you find in those bands. So, please stop to com plane about why they changed so match their sound. If you interesting for something different from all the others Younger Brother and Shpongle is all you want!
Mr.Papaya

Mr.Papaya

April 17, 2011
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Vaccine, 9xFile, MP3, 320, DLYBR2

Zeocolonies above has echoed my thoughts precisely: whereas the previous YB album incorporated Ru's vocals as part of a melody, adding an organic layer of sound, Vaccine's tracks revolves around it and could simply be considered: "songs". The psychedelic element is a hovering buzz, not a leading force. This may be as a result of Twisted's claims that they needed money, having spent it extensively on live-shows, and have thus chosen a more mainstreamed focal point for their album. Commercial? yes. Disappointing? that depends.

Having a lead-singer doesn't mean it's bad, naturally. There's still plenty of music to be heard: YB fill their songs with typically quirky samples that are blended well with Ru's singing, alongside the classic drums & guitar combo. They aren't so far out there, compositionally, as YB's previous stuff, but still create a very warm and lush feel to the songs, not surprising considering who's behind the knobs. The overall sound is smooth and unobtrusive, so it can work as nice background music too.

Towards the end of the album, YB have "allowed" themselves to experiment a bit more. Sys 700 & Tetris tell a musical story (if a bit conventional, in psychedelic terms), where vocals are added as a topping element rather than a focal-point, yielding a very pleasant result, similar to that of their previous album. In all cases, however, there's a strong feeling of YB restraining themselves during peak moments, keeping the "madness" very low-fi and ultimately consumable. This obviously has its commercial cons, but psy-fans will def feel underwhelmed.

As a whole, the album feels like YB2 on opium: very mellow and laid-back band-oriented performance with top-notch electronic make-over and psychedelic effects to go along. Most songs are pretty nice, no big climaxes anywhere but no real bad ones either (except, perhaps, Safety in Numbers, which sounds like a musical accident). Vaccine is a nice treat all around, but nothing groundbreaking musically. Anyone who likes vocals and the classic drums & guitars, spiced with electronica, would probably really enjoy this one.

FYI, Simon P has promised (by his own words) to work on a third Hallucinogen album by the end of the year. Meanwhile, for those looking for an additional kick, it's worth mentioning Shine has an upbeat YB remix available freely at:
http://soundcloud.com/charmfactory/younger-brother-shine-younger
Zecolonies

Zecolonies

April 16, 2011
referencing Vaccine, 9xFile, MP3, 320, DLYBR2

I consider Shpongle and Younger Brother to be legendary in the psy world, so this album was a severe disappointment. In their previous album, The Last Days Of Gravity, the songs All I Want and Ribbon On A Branch worked very nicely with Ru singing in my opinion, using his vocals to back up the beautiful setting that Simon and Benji have created. This album should have been a side project, because its all backing up Ru, and I believe I speak for most if not all psy fans when I say this is NOT what we wanted from the genius collaboration project of Younger Brother.

The only songs I legitimately enjoyed were Pound A Rhythm and System 700, I can see Train and Spinning Into Place growing on me possibly, but thats it.

Going from 2 absolutely mindblowing albums to this, I am pushed to write this as my first review.