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Modern Vampires of the City

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Modern Vampires of the City
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Modern Vampires of the City is Vampire Weekend's third album. The album is a bustling world of voices and visions. Modern Vampires of the City has a grandeur and romanticism evocative of the city where it was conceived.
Publisher: New York, NY : XL Recordings, p2013
Branch Call Number: CD ROCK Vampire-3672
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (43 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Alternate Title: Obvious bicycle

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in agreement with all the positive reviews here. warning if you aren't familiar with vampire weekend: these songs are catchy. my young son is a big fan too!

Aug 07, 2014
  • bandblair rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Talented. Some really great stuff here.

May 01, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Modern Vampires of the City is perhaps the catchiest, most joyous-sounding album to explore death that I have ever heard. The third release from collegiate prep rockers Vampire Weekend shows emotional and musical growth as lead singer Ezra Koening struggles with his own mortality.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/modern_vampires_vampire_weekend

Jul 12, 2013
  • anthonybencivengo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Like all Vampire Weekend albums, its tracks vary in listenability. But even the songs with annoying or simply not very catchy melodies (which are a minority) at least make an interesting listen due to another characteristic of all Vampire Weekend albums - their willingness to experiment constantly with new sounds and new styles, often in ways that work brilliantly.

May 19, 2013
  • Boranges rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Vampire weekend never fails to impress.

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Vampire Weekend may have finally given up on grad school and settled into a real job. On their third album, the grooves are stronger and more self-assured, the lyrics less pretentious, the harmonies more hymnlike. It's not dumbed down, it's just edited for management. Give the kids a raise.

From the RS review: "For the first time, Vampire Weekend evoke the spirit of their old influence Paul Simon – making music with precise craft and soul that speaks to the heart of city life – without sounding anything like Graceland."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/best-albums-of-2013-mid-year-report-20130628/vampire-weekend-modern-vampires-of-the-city-19691231#ixzz2pSmHx4hD
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