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50 Best Songs of 2012

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The Vaccines, 'Teenage Icon'


the vaccines
Nicky J. Sims/Redferns
14/50

London's Vaccines leaven Strokes-tight tunes with a self-deprecating sense of humor: "I had a photo where John Lennon may have stood/Or so I'm told," Justin Young sings against itchy, breakneck guitar, adding to the rich canon of undeniable punk-rock songs about being an unbearable punk-rock poseur.


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