You're A Woman, I'm A Machine - Death From Above 1979
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Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

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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. 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: 25 out of 26
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Aug 9, 2012
    8
    This is the sort of album I needed. The DFA1979 signature guitar sound of plastic, fat riffs and brain melting distortion keeps a colourful feel to an album that could have potentially suffered from being too dark. The new Bloc Party release is more evidence that DFA1979 have inspired and created a sound of their own. Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2012
    8
    Death From Above 1979 are really unlike any rock band out there. It's one of the better duo bands out there. Although I must admit, I didn't buy into it the first time I heard it. Or the second time. ANd even the third time. But I tried to like them and forced myself and eventually it clicked one day. Now, I listen to it all the time. It's a great dance-punk album that gets better with each listen. It's dirty, sleazy, and it completely rocks. "Romantic Rights" is the standout track. All In All, it's unlike any record I've ever heard and I wish they'd make another album. B+ Expand

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