The new Vampire Weekend album is a classic

Ahead of our normal end of month album review, I just wanted to let you know that:

1. The new Vampire Weekend album, Modern Vampires of the City is streaming on iTunes (free). Don't know how long that will be available so go and listen now because..

2. I will be amazed and very, very pleased if there is a better indie / rock / clever pop / uncategorizably genius album released this year.

You may have heard the brilliant and catchy single Diane Young already, but there are at least five other tracks up to that high standard here. We'll save the full review for later, but I should point out that I'm not even a historical fan. I don't own either of their previous albums, and thought they were only OK when we saw them at Reading couple of years back.

But this is just great. Here's Step, an example of their ability to combine tunes, intriguing lyrics and musical complexity (but with a lovely lightness of touch, and what sounds like a harpsichord playing a Bach fugue in the background - I'm a sucker for a harpsichord), in a manner that I can't think another band in the world is quite doing at the moment.

 

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  1. Ian G:

    I really like Vampire Weekend. Their first album was fantastic, their second was solid and I am looking forward to hearing the third. They have a kind of Paul Simon vibe to them, its hard to describe…

    Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Frank Tudor:

    “I will be amazed and very, very pleased if there is a better indie / rock / clever pop / uncategorizably genius album released this year.”

    Not heard Vampire Weekend yet, but I haven’t been able to stop listening to Public Service Broadcasting – Inform, Educate, Entertain. Think Kraftwerk meets Paul Hardcastle – meets Indie Rock which really dosent do it justice at all! Maybe two untetegorizably genius albums released in the same month?

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