Jan 24th, 2008 // 16 Comments

oneonehypebandhahaha.jpgIf you’re one of the 12 people in the music blogosphere who has yet to issue an official opinion on the Vampire Weekend album, you can stream it here. Maura and I both kinda like it. First the Soulja Boy flip-flop and now this. What in the hell is going on? [The Leak via Paper Thin Walls]

  1. NickEddy

    It’s like Whit Stillman indie. Which I’m for.

  2. brasstax

    I’m glad I’m not the only sorta blogrock hater that has found a place in his heart for this Vampire Weekend record. And I can’t even really tell you why I like it, I just do.

  3. Dan Gibson

    It’s not the audio revelation the blog hype made it out to be, but it’s enjoyable.

    Black Kids, however, still awful.

  4. AL

    They make me wanna skank so hard.

  5. Airsank

    Anyone else get a strong Unicorns vibe from these guys?

  6. Paperboy 2000

    You guys like it because it’s really bad ska mixed with Paul Simon.

    In addition: best example of why modern mastering techniques are so bad since that PB&J record.

  7. SuperUnison

    So you take everything that makes Wes Anderson insufferable, then you add it to Talking Heads and “Graceland” by Paul Simon. Still with me? Good.

    Now, remove ALL of the actual funk and most of the wit from the Talking Heads part of the mixture.

    Cool, now let’s bleach out the soul, lyrical brilliance, and melodic chops we had from “Graceland” and start blogging about it.

  8. Paperboy 2000

    Do you want to be friends?

  9. Bob Loblaw

    @SuperUnison: That’s some clever hatin’
    there. Good to see you sticking to your guns, long after most people
    have abandoned the backlash in favor of, you know, enjoying what is
    nakedly enjoyable.

    (Also: no melodic chops? Have you listened to it more than twice? It’s almost overripe with melody.)

  10. Nunya B

    The album really isn’t so bad if you ignore the implications that come with listening to music made by a bunch of douchebags from Columbia.

  11. pchcowboy

    That song “A-Punk” is a total Undertones rip.

  12. Anonymous

    @Bob Loblaw: SuperUnison’s got a point. I think the album’s catchy, but it’s funk music for people who are afraid to get, you know, FUNKY.

    There’s a lot of that out there. Doesn’t mean we should support it.

  13. Bob Loblaw

    @slowburn: What kind of funk do you guys
    listen to? These are ska / Paul Simon-influenced pop songs. Talking
    Heads don’t even enter the equation, nor does actual, down-and-dirty
    funk. To knock them for not being funky is like knocking Skinny Puppy
    for not being chart-worthy.

  14. AL

    @kisskisskiss: Word. Down with Ivy Rock!

  15. Vince Neilstein

    I must be one of the 12. But I can say with near certainly that it sucks. Not having even heard a note.

  16. CarsmileSteve

    bah, i don’t think i can stream it because i’m in the uk, oh wells, maybe i might have to actually like buy it from a shop or something…

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