I know that some of you aren’t huge Vampire Weekend fans, but I’ve gotta try! This (their 3rd) album is a bit different from the first two. Gone is the African guitar sound that was all over their first one. It’s still obviously them though.
This album is perfectly crafted: thought through; well sequenced and paced. Strangely the first song sounds like it should be ending the album – a slower paced song. But then the last song sounds perfect as an ending song. Maybe that’s why when I finish listening to the album I inevitably go straight back to the first song. I seem to listen to this album all the way through every time. A good sign.
All that might make it sound boring and contrived but it’s really not. It’s a great pop album. Listen to Diane Young, and if you don’t like that, then fair enough!
Definite contender for my album of the year already.