You're A Woman, I'm A Machine - Death from Above 1979
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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
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  1. 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. Take the pop from Guns ‘N Roses, take the pomp from Van Halen and take the piss out of uber-serious nu-metal and you’ve got one of the most inventive metal outfits in recent history.
  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. As for the songs themselves, they're surprisingly varied and accessible; fans of punk, metal, and stoner rock will be the first to gravitate toward this album, but there are tracks that have the potential of reaching a much wider audience.
  5. 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: 26 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Ishii
    Nov 5, 2004
    kick ass
  2. Oct 16, 2014
    I'm going to keep this quick: this is an experience. It effectively started a sub-genre by itself that nobody has yet been able to replicate. This is a punk rock package you deserve. Expand
  3. greg
    Dec 19, 2004
    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. ChrisB
    Oct 20, 2005
    Awesome Album. Gonna go see these guy's in concert. Best sound I've heard for a 2 man band
  5. jamesd
    Jan 7, 2007
    amazing. the best album of 2004 and one of the best albums this decade. it's so original, loud, and plain awesome. an absolute essential.
  6. neutro
    Nov 16, 2004
    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
    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. Collapse

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