Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Vampire Weekend: Believe da Hype

Not one to usually jump on the bandwagon, but I gotta say... this ride's worth every bump (and beat). Though to my credit, if you scroll down and look at my "2007 Playlist from Hell," I did have "Mansard Roof" down as a fav of 2007. This music speaks for itself. If you have your doubts listen to "A-Punk" and/or "Walcott" for starters. Or you can start with "Oxford Comma," because nothing quite says Ivy League geeks-turned-punks like the first line of this track: "Who gives a fuck about an Oxford Comma?" But punk is just the tip... er Friday of this weekend. Juiced up with African pop on one track and snobby violins to go with your silver spoon stirred tea on another, these guys don't go wrong anywhere on this album. It's a rare listen-through-the-whole-thing type of affair.

You're welcome.

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