I bought Vampire Weekend’s new album last week, somewhat impulsively. To be honest, I’ve always been a very casual fan. The first album was ok, the second was better, and even then I never understood all the hoopla. Every review I read for the new album was extremely positive, claiming it was their best yet. Their tumblr tag was full of young women typing things like “ASKJHGISHDFK” and incomplete sentences like “I can’t even”. Which, in internet language just means they like it… a lot.
Well, I agree that it’s their best album. It still sounds very much like Vampire Weekend. I will say I’ve given it more attention then their previous releases. It’s fun and quirky as you’d expect but there’s also some songs that deal with more serious things like death and Ezra Koenig’s obvious issues with religion/faith in general.
Overall, I like the album more than I thought I would. Maybe I’m not as crazy about it as some people are but I get it. Oh and one of my favorite lines is in “Finger Back” when he says “‘Cause this Orthodox girl fell in love with the guy at the falafel shop… And why not?” hahaha. I don’t know. It’s just funny.
What do you guys think about the album?