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Vampire Weekend (album) by Vampire Weekend

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Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend by Vampire Weekend (2008)
Release date: 2008-01-28
Overall rank: 199th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,101 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 2008 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (36th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (199th)

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Vampire Weekend bestography

Vampire Weekend is ranked 2nd 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 158 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,950.

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70/100
Good album.

Favorite tracks: Mansard Roof, Oxford Comma, A-Punk, Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, M79, Campus

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9.4/10

Top Tracks: "Mansard Roof", "Oxford Comma", "A-Punk"
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90/100
Of all the Indie pop bands that emerged in the 2000s, Vampire Weekend is hands down my absolute favorite one. It is of such rarity of a band in this century to come with a unique and particular sound, but somehow Vampire Weekend managed to do It.
I love how fricking catchy their songs are, how the phrases blend so well with the music, and these characteristics aren't exclusive to their debut either.
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85/100
An album that became a cornerstone of so many things. Genre-defining, period-defining and culturally defining. This album was my go-to my freshman year of college, having gone from a not great public high school to an elite university. The way that they use heavy-handed stereotypes of the weird elite school culture they found themselves in really resonated with me and I'm always a bit sad when I hear people write them off as pretentious and preppy because if you've ever been in that culture and you get the references they're making you realize it's so absurd and over the top that the last thing they're doing is positively portraying the things that people think they stand for. The public image of that lifestyle and the reality of it are just so different that people don't catch the sarcasm that's built into it and the culture shock from which it stems.

One of the very few albums that I can conclusively point to as playing a part in who I am today and an all-time classic to boot. Eagerly awaiting LP 4 and the subsequent tour because they kick ass live too.
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90/100
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A pretty great indie pop album.

Favorite Track: Oxford Comma
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An unique, refreshing, and entertaining sound can only do so much to cover up the flaws in Vampire Weekend's debut album. Even with a sound like theirs, you need a consistent collection of stand-out songs (such as Oxford Comma and A-Punk) to achieve greatness. This doesn't blow me away, but it is in no way a bad album. In fact, it's pretty good
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I see someone made the comparison to Graceland below, really interesting point I never thought of. Paul Simon's my favorite songwriter but I actually like this album a bit better. Didn't instantly connect with me, but I can't get tired of Oxford Comma or Campus
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A breath of fresh air. A quirky little pop album with a strong African influence in the music. It's a perfect record for a summer's day. Warm, vibrant and utterly infectious. A wonderful debut.
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This might piss off a lot of people, but when my sister and I listened to this for the first time, we thought it reminded us of Paul Simon's Graceland. Of course it is its own thing, but that's what the first thought was.

She also liked the ska sound and flute solo of A-Punk. She played the flute as a teenager.

Anyway very fun album and very good album. Very alive.
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