Father Of The Bride (album) by Vampire Weekend

Father Of The Bride
Father Of The Bride by Vampire Weekend
Year: 2019
Release date: 2019-05-03
Overall rank: 1,401st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 401 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 2019 (7th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (211th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,401st)
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Vampire Weekend bestography

Father Of The Bride is ranked 4th best out of 5 albums by Vampire Weekend on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Vampire Weekend is Modern Vampires Of The City which is ranked number 119 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,526.

Vampire Weekend album bestography « Higher ranked (382nd) This album (1,401st) Lower ranked (50,911th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 10% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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70/100
From 05/16/2020 09:58
Half of the songs from the album I liked. My favorite Harmony Hall.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 04/17/2020 00:04
Highlightts:

Harmony Hall
This Life
Unbearably White
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5/100
From 04/10/2020 13:31
Huge step back from the direction taken on MVOTC. It sounds childish and naïve to my ears (just my opinion).
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70/100
From 03/23/2020 17:05
Very polished and very consistent. Each song feels like a complete song and you hear the time and effort that was put into them. The only complaint that I have is that there isn't anything groundbreaking. It's just really good at it's best which is still commendable, in my opinion. I also think he should've used the word "empathy" in "Sympathy" because it seems, to me, that the former is the more appropriate word for a lot of the song.
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85/100
From 02/27/2020 14:53
I liked every recording from Vampire Weekend, they have always a very unique sound. And also with FOTB they released an album, that is different to their previous recordings but nevertheless the unique sound I was expecting from them. The first 4 songs impressed me the most. But also the rest of the album is high in quality and it gets better with every rotation. Definitely one of the Top 5 Album 2019 in my list.
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70/100
From 01/08/2020 19:37
Though it’s a fun springtime album, it’s very over-bloated. The closing track should have come after Flower Moon. I’m okay with double albums, but only if complete ideas are in them.
I’m glad VW are back on the scene, but this is definitely their weakest album.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 10/03/2019 11:02
I've always sat on the fence with the V.W catalogue , I always thought their music was merely okay , not great but not awful either

Fast forward to 2019 and I'm off the fence big time - I love this album !!!

And its counter intuitive to my musical tastes , generally I dislike long double albums and happy ones to boot but something just works with this 18 track 58 minute opus

Like last years 1975 album 'F.O.T.B' is smart , sassy and produced to within an inch of its life in the best possible way . There are so many terrific tracks here: "Hold You Now" , "Harmony Hall" , "Bambina" , "Unbearably White" , the rollicking "Sympathy" and stunning closer "Jerusalem , NY , Berlin" top the bill

Its October 2019 and right now I cant split this album and Fontains DC for AOTY , I guess time will tell

Come on community get on board , this album is simply awesome
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85/100
From 09/06/2019 01:19
It's their messiest, but also might be their most ambitious. It almost needs some 'sober second thought' to reign in the length and some of the loose ends. ...but that might mean taking away its charm.
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From 08/22/2019 20:11
It takes guts to be sincere and soft these days. It comes naturally enough to VW and Ezra Koenig (and anyone else) to be ironic and witty, but to mean things? That's fresh. That and the production style, I couldn't be happier with this album.
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65/100
From 07/21/2019 06:07
Vampire Weekend have always been a singles band, their best songs always working as dexterously clever, elaborately designed origami-swan affairs that work best as singular entities, but when taken in large doses their all-design, no-flooring approach can be mercilessly exposed. And Father of the Bride shows the occasional best and worst of what they have always offered, but at 18 tracks this feels like a prolonged songwriting clearence that doesn't quite do justice to the most prominent's tracks attempt at a more earnest-yet-vehement diagnosis for the modern state of affairs and offer of a more hopeful resolution. All that just ends up being forgotten by the time the album meets it's far-too-belated conclusion.

There is some quality stuff to be found here, but won't move the needle towards anybody's apprection of the band- no matter if you were a hater or lover from the start.
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