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  • Summary: 'You're A Woman' is the first album for the Canadian duo of vocalist/drummer Sebastien Grainger and bassist Jesse F. Keeler. It's a drum 'n' bass album in the literal sense of the term, as those are the only two instruments (aside from a very infrequent synthesizer) on the record.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Alternative Press
    100
    Give[s] Skyward In Triumph and Earth 2 a run for the title of Best Album By A Duo, ever. [Jan 2005, p.113]
  2. You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine is the kind of “feelings” album that fans of noise-rock or hardcore can listen to without fear of being soft. For the rest of us, it’s an indulgence of our more dramatic emotions.
  3. By turning the rock knob down a notch, DFA79 have kept You're a Woman loud and nasty and ensured a cohesion and unusual degree of listenability.
  4. Brings together the best parts of metal, hardcore punk-rock and dance-y post-punk for a sound that would be otherwise useless if it weren't for one thing: The boys got "it."
  5. If you like your dance music jerky, nasty and just a little bit angry, Death From Above are your boys.
  6. A truly rocking dance punk album that fulfills on the promise of a dubious genre; other artists in this so-called movement have only hinted at something this fun and dance-able.
  7. You're a Woman, I'm a Machine might be the best party record on this side of '79 that your local abandoned warehouse has ever seen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Ishii
    Nov 5, 2004
    10
    kick ass
  2. Jun 30, 2016
    10
    Infectious beats with plenty of noise. What more could you possibly want? Relentless headbanger and I'm still listening frequently even afterInfectious beats with plenty of noise. What more could you possibly want? Relentless headbanger and I'm still listening frequently even after 10 years. Expand
  3. greg
    Dec 19, 2004
    10
    this is one of the most killer albums i've heard in.... a long while. They have given bass player a reason to live
  4. DrewM
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    There is nothing like this album. If you don't like it at first, listen to it again.. and again. You'll wonder why you didn't There is nothing like this album. If you don't like it at first, listen to it again.. and again. You'll wonder why you didn't like it.. becuase you now can't live without it. Then you'll wonder why NIN and Queens aren't open for them. These guys are musical gods. They also have a good taste in shoes. Expand
  5. WillJ
    Apr 17, 2007
    10
    Simply amazing. Brain bubbling bass, screaming vocals that are actually good, and those bastards broke up because they got tired of each Simply amazing. Brain bubbling bass, screaming vocals that are actually good, and those bastards broke up because they got tired of each other after a few months on tour. They should be put on a tribunal, for crimes against the world of music for denying it a succinct pleasure Expand
  6. neutro
    Nov 16, 2004
    9
    excellent, innovative, sexy. fans of queens of the stone age should check them out, it's relative with a twist of indie and dance.
  7. cvaldav
    Nov 6, 2004
    2
    this album sucks, plain and simple. it's nowhere near the hint of genius they showed on "heads up." every song sounds the same. this album sucks, plain and simple. it's nowhere near the hint of genius they showed on "heads up." every song sounds the same. you'd be better off buying anything than this. Expand

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