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January 29th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Vampire Weekend.

Their album was officially released today (basically, its the same as what was going around last summer, just with strings added and 2 new songs), and really, every song is great. You can read all sorts of bullshit about the atmosphere and the preppiness-hipster battle thats deep within the album on pretty much all of the big music blogs today, but there isn’t really a clunker to be found on the album (M79 comes the closest). Here’s the thing though, they’re a bunch of preppy, Ivy League dudes, and the album isn’t that far separated from OAR-esque jam band douchiness (separated just enough to be great). Vampire Weekend is going to be everywhere. It’s only a matter of time before the backlash comes, and in a big way too. Enjoy the album while you can, there’s a lot to enjoy.

5 responses to “The band you’ll hate at the end of the year”

  1. Brother Rabbit says:

    Yeah I’m typically the anti-inde kind of music snob, but I love the guys.

  2. DB says:

    i dig them. but I am worried that maybe I like them because I have not heard the music they are stealing stuff from?

  3. Brother Rabbit says:

    I mean I am kind of on the opposite end of the spectrum. I did the whole african music obsession for a while, so I get what they have bastardized. But really they do a good job. Check out Thomas Mapfumo. That’ll give you some context.

  4. catins says:

    that was a great writeup, thanks.

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