11 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unlikely on paper but effortless in execution, Vampire Weekend’s debut blends the teatime refinements of chamber-pop with the rhythmic imperatives of South Africa and Jamaica. Recorded while the ink was still drying on the band’s diplomas, the songs here track twentysomething life in ways that look out more than they look in: the upper-class girl who loves lower-class music (“Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”), discussions of privilege that touch equally on grammar and crunk (“Oxford Comma”), and plain old romantic apology (“I Stand Corrected”). Of course, they’re smart enough to know that smarts aren’t everything, so they make it catchy, too.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Unlikely on paper but effortless in execution, Vampire Weekend’s debut blends the teatime refinements of chamber-pop with the rhythmic imperatives of South Africa and Jamaica. Recorded while the ink was still drying on the band’s diplomas, the songs here track twentysomething life in ways that look out more than they look in: the upper-class girl who loves lower-class music (“Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”), discussions of privilege that touch equally on grammar and crunk (“Oxford Comma”), and plain old romantic apology (“I Stand Corrected”). Of course, they’re smart enough to know that smarts aren’t everything, so they make it catchy, too.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3K Ratings
3K Ratings
Timmythesoxfan ,

Solid Album

Solid Album.

i rate stuffs ,

Can’t Get Enough

Vampire Weekend is a great band and this album has many of my favorites. A-Punk brings me back to when I was a teenager for some reason it makes me think of high school. Everything else is what i listen to when I’m in that chillaxed mood🤙 Can’t wait for album # 4, keep it up vampire Weekend.

Jleone04 ,

Best album

Never gets old. Has a great sound. It's a classic album. Still listening to it in 2016 gets you in the mood for summer and the beach

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