Vampire Weekend

  • Record Label: XL
  • Release Date: Jan 29, 2008
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 275 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 275

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  1. J.Holiday
    Jan 30, 2008
    3
    Another one from the hype machine. Unimpressive.
  2. DavidY.
    Feb 29, 2008
    3
    I played the opening lick to "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" at a party the other night and everyone thought it was Paul Simon's "Graceland." There is NO God.
  3. AlonsoM.
    Mar 19, 2008
    2
    If the Pet Shop Boys reunited and recorded an album without rehearsing after they split up, this is what it would sound like. The rich white guy steals black guy's music thing worked for Elvis but that was 50 years ago and white people need to steal somebody else's music.
  4. AaaronS.
    May 10, 2008
    3
    A music blogger sensation earlier this year. Highly overrated pop record that I chalk up to 'I don't get it'.
  5. JayM.
    Jan 29, 2008
    3
    Rstricted by its need to remain uncomplicated, ok- if you like twee pop with some badly recorded drums.
  6. DuaneJ.
    Mar 15, 2008
    2
    Either I'm getting old or my ears are getting bad. Heard about them and decide to watch them on SNL-not good. He can't sing and the music was fair.
  7. MikeR
    Apr 14, 2008
    3
    As their name suggests, they definitely suck.
  8. IsaacR.
    Apr 27, 2008
    1
    Kinda stuck up in how highly it thinks of itself, just like the band.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Fully realized debut albums like Vampire Weekend come along once in a great while, and these songs show that this band is smart, but not too smart for their own good.
  2. Listeners are only too lucky to get a hot breath of summer fun in these cold winter months.
  3. At its best, Vampire Weekend takes the exceedingly familiar template of indie rock and invigorates it with a chiming guitar sound that suggests the band has been spending its downtime browsing afropop.org.