Modern Vampires of the City

Modern Vampires of the City

Music CD - 2013
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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 MA VAM
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (43 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.


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mmg2681 Nov 30, 2015

Vampire Weekend is one of my favorite bands, but this album did not really impress me much.

CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

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.

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Jun 11, 2015

Great album, dumb title.

lasha4god Mar 21, 2015

At times bizarre but astoundingly catchy and familiar whilst being a timeless [head of it's time] sound. Stronger still are Ezra Koenig's lyrics which brim with themes of death, skepticism, politics and a weathered and weary faith. The album received alternative album of the year at the 2014 Grammys.

bandblair Aug 07, 2014

Talented. Some really great stuff here.

Jul 12, 2013

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

Vampire weekend never fails to impress.


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Santa Monica Staff Jan 04, 2014

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."

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