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Vampire Weekend

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Listen and judge for yourself

Always on a quest for new and little known artists, I like to selfishly enjoy them for a while before they become mainstream. Fortunately, for Vampire Weekend, they are on the fast track to becoming just that. This collection of songs is very catchy and upbeat, and each...
Always on a quest for new and little known artists, I like to selfishly enjoy them for a while before they become mainstream. Fortunately, for Vampire Weekend, they are on the fast track to becoming just that. This collection of songs is very catchy and upbeat, and each song flows nicely into the next. The crown jewel of this album is definitely M79 (the song that got me hooked). I recommend this CD to anyone looking for a refreshingly " happy" change of pace in music.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Overhyped, to say the least

After the ridiculous amount of hype this has acquired [a cover spot for Spin magazine before an actual album release? Clap Your Hands Say Who?], it's difficult to accurately judge the quality of this debut without bias. Difficult, but not impossible. Vampire Weekend ...
After the ridiculous amount of hype this has acquired [a cover spot for Spin magazine before an actual album release? Clap Your Hands Say Who?], it's difficult to accurately judge the quality of this debut without bias. Difficult, but not impossible. Vampire Weekend offers up a catchy, fun blend of indie pop with Afro and world influences and tops it off with literate lyrics. However, that description sounds better than the actual music coming out of the stereo does. The tracks blend together quickly, the world influence is not entirely original, and the end result is just another indie pop record with only occassionally interesting tunes. Check this out if you want something fun, but don't expect more than that.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sunny Delight!

    As cold winds blow, snow and slush clog city streets and springtime seems like centuries away, an album like the debut from NYC's Vampire Weekend is a welcome burst of warm weather bliss. This CD combines reggae, Jamaican rythmns, Afro-pop and ska to create simply one of the best listening pleasures in recent memory. I am surprised at how PERFECT sounding this album truly is : a soundtrack for bikinis, beachballs, and BBQs to wipe away the winter doldrums and have you feeling happy and eager for the summer months around the bend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing

    I was diaspointed a couple weeks ago when I discovered this band, looked them up on itunes and rhaspsody and only discovered they had two songs, Ladies od Cambridge and Mansard Roof. I listened to them nonstop and a couple days ago I looked them up in Barnes and Noble and there was a whole album. I bought it and fell inlove. Wonderful lyrics, music, and just all around really addicting. I've given copies to my friends and they to are addicts. I've created monsters. Buy it, and you will be in love.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Upbeat

    This music is fun to listen to - refreshingly different than what you hear on the radio every day.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Offbeat in a Good Way

    Vampire Weekend has quickly become one of my favorite bands. The music is fun, the lyrics are interesting, and it's not the same reheated hash. Overall, very enjoyable. Plus, if you listen to the lyrics, you might learn about grammar or architecture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Addicting

    So I heard them a few weeks ago, bought their album and went to their show. Seriously the best artists this year. The album is super hot. No joke, it's the best.

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