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
  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. 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: 26 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Ishii
    Nov 5, 2004
    10
    kick ass
  2. Oct 16, 2014
    10
    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.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
    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. ChrisB
    Oct 20, 2005
    10
    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
    10
    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
    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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