I really like this new Vampire Weekend album. "Diane Young" and "Ya Hey" definitely show some 80s pop influence. This is an improvement over the previous album for sure.
C'mon Mitch. They're from NY. One of them has to be a Yankee fan.
Seriously, I tried to hate at first ( my college freshman daughter raved so I kneejerk scoffed) but now I have given in.
They're good and they are doing it (seemingly) on their own terms. Having fun.
Seen them three times live and have not walked away disappointed.
Good god I cannot stop listening to The So So Glos' Blowout. Every song is just so damn good. The album starts off with song-after-song of disgustingly catchy big anthemic punk rock songs. Then, at about the halfway point the band undergoes and weird transition and I can't quite put my finger on it... but its damn great as well. I must have listened to this album 4 or 5 times in the past 2 days. I just can't turn it off. I highly recommend it.
I hated the songs I heard from the first Vampire Weekend album, and never bothered to listen to anything else. Every single person I know seems to love them though, I might have to revisit them.
But why will the next few weeks be rough to endure? Because all of the pretentious blogs that shouldn't be given the time of day anyway will each be giving their two cents?
That's like saying the next few weeks are going to suck because you don't like the NBA playoffs. Just change the channel.
Vampire Weekend is one of those bands that people feel compelled to brag about hating.
Vampire Weekend seems like an odd band to actively hate to me. I can understand not liking them but I can't see anything about them that would inspire rage. Yawns maybe, but not intense loathing. I've never really understood Frank's "minstrel show" comment.
Finally listened to Iceage's You're Nothing after weeks of delaying it. What a fucking killer album, haven't heard a new punk record like this in forever. Definitely in my top 10 so far this year
It also drives me insane that it is now literally impossible to criticize this band for being the pile of derivative pop that it is without some dude on the internet accusing you of being anti-elitist or whatever. It's so fucking tired.
Weird. I just like it because it's fun to dance to.
That's part two of the Vampire Weekend defense: if you point out, "no, I don't think these guys suck because they're rich and went to Columbia," then the response you get back is usually "well how dare they make fun pop!"
Weird. I stated a simple fact and suddenly it's a "defense". You care far too much.
For what it's worth, I used to be a hater, until they put on a set at Coachella that I loved. Apparently being a fan of a band now means you're an apologist.
I didn't even know or give a single shit that they went to Columbia. Please, attack me for that too, noble crusader.
GEEZ MITCH QUIT GIVING A FUCK ABOUT AN OXFORD COMMA
12/16: A Winged Victory for the Sullen @ The Independent
12/17: Sleepy Sun @ Brick and Mortar
12/31: Derek Plaslaiko, Dave Aju @ f8
1/8: Tamaryn @ The Chapel
1/28: Beacon @ The Rickshaw Stop
1/29: Ty Segall, Wand, Cold Beat @ GAMH
2/7: Robag Whrume, Daniel Bell, Sassmouth, The Black Madonna @ Public Works
2/14: Sparks @ Ace Theater Hollywood
3 doors down is better than vampire weekend for sure. Vampire weekends music just seems like its made to appeal little kids
I recommended the Make-Up but he was too scared to listen to them I guess. Probably missed them at Coachella too. Oh well!