VAMPIRE WEEKEND - Modern Vampires Of The City

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Beggars | Autor: SaS

Is it a continuous hype or does the band from New York really have substance? Even after the third album of Vampire Weekend you are not quite sure. The facts: When the band first started to haggle over their indie pop, which had been enriched with Afropop elements copied from Paul Simon a few years ago, the enthusiasm was great. This not only benefited her, but also saved the career of notoriously unhipping Paul Simon. But only the second album "Contra" could really convince, because the band broadened their horizon and still stayed true. This also happens at the third plant. But Vampire Weekend also has to put up with the question of whether the sum of all the parts gathered here actually results in a satisfying whole or just a collection of possible varieties of popular music that are thrown into one pot. The album was a success, no question. But it also suffers from the band's desire to contradict their own hype and stay hip at the same time. Once again, the result is slightly tense. I'm afraid so.

Top Track: Hudson

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