Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City


Until now I haven’t exactly been one to jump on the VW bandwagon (if I knew anything about cars, I’m sure there’s an easy pun here). Their debut self-titled album was a consistently pleasant affair with consistently pleasant afro-pop-tinged tracks that sported relatable but tepid lyrics like ‘I wake up, my shoulder’s cold, I’ve got to leave you before I go, I pull my shirt on, walk out the door’. Their sophomore effort had a cooler, more sophisticated sound; and it was a total bore, bolstered only by fantastic singles like Cousins. But I have to say Modern Vampires of the City is kinda great. Call it third time lucky.

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