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    Who here has seen them? This is one of my top 5 Bands that I can't wait to see this year.

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    I saw them @ Amoeba Music in San Francisco and they weren't that great....I expected a little more from after seeing the video and all. oh well. They are what hard fi was a couple of years back... OVER-FUCKING-RATED!!!!

    not to mention, I don't realy care to see rich white kids from new york play poor, famine-ridden, worldbeat shit that we could be hearing from the new musical youth....ok, I'm just going off now

    the video for A punk was cool though

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonicsouth View Post
    I saw them @ Amoeba Music in San Francisco and they weren't that great....I expected a little more from after seeing the video and all. oh well. They are what hard fi was a couple of years back... OVER-FUCKING-RATED!!!!

    not to mention, I don't realy care to see rich white kids from new york play poor, famine-ridden, worldbeat shit that we could be hearing from the new musical youth....ok, I'm just going off now

    the video for A punk was cool though
    im never really impressed with amoeba sets though, I go to the ones in LA sometimes. Too bright, standing in rows people shopping around me. Just kinda rough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicifyouwantit View Post
    im never really impressed with amoeba sets though, I go to the ones in LA sometimes. Too bright, standing in rows people shopping around me. Just kinda rough.
    Yeah I'm not sure how you can draw a solid bead on a band from a record store gig. (Not that they are not spot on) but most of the time those are novelty shows.

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    hahaha great post yonicsouth.
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    half of the coachella lineup is just trendy scenester artists
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychoc&ndy View Post
    half of the coachella lineup is just trendy scenester artists
    i'mza gunna barf now!!! ME HATES COACHELLA!!!


    but srsly. i'm just going to make a sammich and call it good.

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    Vampire Weekend plays good music, but if take a step back and look at them as a whole, the really are just one big boring blurry blob of consistently good hooks. Really isn't a lot of depth to the music. I expect them to die with their hype just like many other bands have already done in the past few years.
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    I saw them back in November, and I would have to disagree with the posts above. They put on a solid set and sounded great. They definitely are not a band you are going to find yourself "rocking out" with a crazy crowd and all that stuff, but I would not pile them into being another Shins-like boring act. Over-hyped? Perhaps, but anyone who heard their demo when it came out last April could probably tell you they saw it coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parenthetical Boy View Post
    Vampire Weekend plays good music, but if take a step back and look at them as a whole, the really are just one big boring blurry blob of consistently good hooks. Really isn't a lot of depth to the music. I expect them to die with their hype just like many other bands have already done in the past few years.
    I think you have a point. I totally like their music, but when you really take a listen, there is not much depth. Still, I think their music is really good. MGMT is better though.
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    im gunna catch them at Langerado in a couple weeks, i will report back with details on all the major artists
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    Yes, MGMT is much better. But I am liking what I've heard so far from these guys. Nothing earth-shattering, but it's pretty decent. I'll take a listen Friday if there's not something major conflicting, which there shouldn't be.

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    Everyone's thoughts on this band are pretty spot-on, but I will say this.

    "Walcott" is one of the best songs I've heard in a looooong time. Once this band dies down and drifts away, I'll be very happy they existed at all because of "Walcott".

    But I wouldn't waste my time seeing them live, but goddammit I fucking love that song.

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    vampire weekend are awful. the things pitchfork choose to pimp...

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    Quote Originally Posted by samiksha View Post
    vampire weekend are awful. the things pitchfork choose to pimp...
    sooo... i have to look like an ass now. a friend of mine put it on last night as background music and it's no longer offensive to my ears. i still think it's sorta cheesy, but... ya know... not all bad. i might even go so far as to say i'm on the verge of maybe liking oxford comma.

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    overhyped,over blogged,over saturated indie media darlings.I've been reading a lot of "their album is not so bad" and a lot of "if you really listen to them them they sound ok" type comments on this thread. Kinda like if you smoke a lot and I mean a lot of weed then it will make the "E" a lot better. Talent doesnt always equal substance but hey to each their own. I guess theres always "good" music then there's everything else right? Enjoy your enter shikari naked vampire weekends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackchango View Post
    I guess theres always "good" music then there's everything else right? Enjoy your enter shikari naked vampire weekends!
    ...What the flying fuck do Enter Shitkari and Vampire Weekend have to do with one another?

    VW = Writes decent pop music, catchy vocals, and probably over-hyped (but if you get past that last one, you can take the music at face value like Sami is starting to do)

    Enter Shitkari = Shit.

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    Are you all kidding me?
    You don't like vampire weekend because they are over-hyped? That doesn't even make sense.
    Enjoying music should have nothing to do with what other people think of it. You are your own person with your own personal tastes.
    Get off the "Vampire weekend sucks due to hype" bandwagon, hypocrites.

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    I like them, they're like the Police, nothing way too fancy, the drumming's cool, fun band, nothing earth shattering, though.

    Gonna see them at the festival this year.
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    I saw them at Amoeba in Hollywood and I was really disapointed. I wouldn't waste my time catching them at Coachella. There are plenty of other interesting things going on like catching a band you have never heard of.
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    everyone keeps changing their avatar. i guess i should too.

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    What a boring band.

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    Bump. Especially since the Enter Shikari topic keeps on being bumped. Gotta even it out, somehow.
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    its all hype. heard their live studio set on kcrw last week... same riffs, same melodies. they will disapear soon. i just wish the artic monkeys would disapear.

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    I agree with you on your educated opinion concerning Enter Shitkari, but... These guys aren't just hype. Made by the hype? Yes. But I feel like they back it up well.

    Granted, I can see how people wouldn't like them. >>; *sigh*
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    theyre cool. but i dont see what the fuss is about.. sure they throw in some african guitar riffs.. but its just the same thing over and over and over... still cool tho

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    sounds like bedouin sound clash
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    You do realize that it's becoming more sheeplike to be part of the backlash crowd than it is to be a fan of a new band, right? So, really, when you're making grand pronouncements about Vampire Weekend and how they are overrated and this will be their 15 minutes of fame because they really actually suck, then you're just becoming part of the problem. How the fuck do you know what will happen with them? Just because they're getting a sudden rush of attention doesn't automatically mean they are overrated.

    But I know it makes you feel above things to pretend that you have much more insightful opinions than those who blindly "hype."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yablonowitz View Post
    You do realize that it's becoming more sheeplike to be part of the backlash crowd than it is to be a fan of a new band, right? So, really, when you're making grand pronouncements about Vampire Weekend and how they are overrated and this will be their 15 minutes of fame because they really actually suck, then you're just becoming part of the problem. How the fuck do you know what will happen with them? Just because they're getting a sudden rush of attention doesn't automatically mean they are overrated.

    But I know it makes you feel above things to pretend that you have much more insightful opinions than those who blindly "hype."
    what if I just think they're not very interesting?
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