Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Vamp it up


IT'S a testament to how quickly Vampire Weekend hooks sink their teeth into you that my three-year-old daughter has added the frenetic Cousins to her personal singalong songbook, alongside the hits of acts like Lady Gaga and JLS.
That said, the group's second slice of afro-indie is less immediate than their enjoyable eponymous debut Vampire Weekend - not that I'm against Contra.
Instead here the group continue to do what they do best - that is, energetic Paul Simon-tinted jangly guitar work.
However they twists of electronica, peculiar production and even harpsichord solos to reward repeated listens.

1 comment:

  1. Good post. I thought the same actually. Maybe it's 'a grower,' though there are some stand out singles on there like Cousins and White Sky.


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