Modern Vampires Of The City (studio album) by Vampire Weekend

Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
Year: 2013
Release date: 2013-05-14
Overall rank: 121st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 1,354 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 2013 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2010s (10th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (121st)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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82/100 (from 1,354 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.0/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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From 06/08/2023 16:09
Took everything from the first two albums and turned the ornate instrumentation up to 11. Great flow, great sound, amazing songwriting.
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From 01/18/2023 11:18
Modern Vampires feels like the album that the band have been working towards. What has been created is evidence that indie and guitar based music can still create something artistic and fresh. The ambition pays off and it marks the end of a wonderful trilogy for the band.
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From 10/21/2022 00:01
A solid album & a breathe of fresh air in the music universe.
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From 08/31/2022 03:45
Solid album
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From 08/07/2022 20:32
Top 3 Songs

1. Hannah Hunt
2. Obvious Bicycle
3. Step
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From 06/29/2022 18:39
Imperfect Perfection.
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From 12/16/2021 20:41
I love the sound of this record. Melodic and rhythmic, but reminiscent of being in a giant closet. Sounds are sometimes distorted or echoing. The drums in particular sound like they’re hit crisply but recorded under water. It works.

As another commenter wrote, the lyrics are literate. Charming wordplay married with thoughtful considerations of the mortal and immortal. A couple songs drag, particularly in the back half of the record, but this is great listening.
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From 11/11/2021 22:48
Irretocável! Uma coisinha boa de Paul Simon.
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From 11/02/2021 19:00
No me dice mucho
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From 10/02/2021 17:40
Starts off a bit generic sounding, but they really switch it up on tracks 3-6. Overall, pretty great album, aside from the interminable hell that is Ya Hey.
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