Contra (studio album) by Vampire Weekend
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The best album by Vampire Weekend is Modern Vampires Of The City which is ranked number 123 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,441.
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Bopping Poppy Bops ;))
Window-dressed yuppie pop
hey @leniad, just listen.
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It’s tough to pick a favorite Vampire Weekend album. The first three offer similar sounds, but the lyrics are next level. I’ve come back to this album recently and can’t understand why California English is rated so low in this site. It’s so fun and the layers beneath the main sounds are marvelous. Check out the Juan’s Basement version of it, then comment.
Solid album. All the songs are good, but nothing standout.
Second album and second success for the virtuoso vampires. Two years after the masterful hold-up of their debut album, which brought a considerable wind of freshness to the indie pop, Vampire Weekend returns with a new opus named "Contra". The band has kept the formula that had earned him the honors of the musical world, these small influences of chamber music, British pop, and oriental sounds. Voice, guitars, bass, drums, keyboard always form a sweet and singular harmony in the tracks. The production is more intense than in their debut album, which gives "Contra" the form of a joyous trip around the world under a radiant sun. In other words, each note, each melody finds its justification and energizes the record. The New York quartet proves that it knows how to mature their sound without running out of fresh air.
Best track: "Holiday"
A bit of a World Music vibe - some parts delicate. I was expecting something a little more ballsy, but was impressed by the sincerity.
Favorite tracks: White Sky, California English, Run, Diplomat's Son
Vampire Weekend is one of the few bands that really felt like It was progressing in each album. This one is more simple, but yet, more concise, focused.
Some of their best stuff are in here, "Holiday" is so happy and catchy, "Taxi Cab" is soft and beatiful and "Diplomat's Son" is my personal favorite song by them, It encapsulates very well everything I like about this band. You can call It college boy music, because It is in fact what most of their songs talk about, but you shouldn't dismiss them, the way they do It is simply impressive, and I think at least something you can get out of It.
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