🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Vampire Weekend

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Lana Del Rey gets over 3

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Idlewild 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
No Doubt 2.10
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

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  • Vampire Weekend
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  • Mansard Roof
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  • The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance
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  • Holiday
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  • 2021
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3 at their best, 2 at their worst. Rounding direction tbc.

Only know that 1 song. Abstain.

3 probably. Saw them on their first tour over here and that was fun. First album is great, contra is ok, haven’t been taken with mvotc or the last one

3 for them could appreciate them but, was never much of a fan.

Rostam’s solo LP and the one he did with Hamilton Leithauser on the other hand I absolutely adore. Can’t wait for Rostam’s next LP.

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Probably the best guitar band of the last ten years or so. The early stuff is great fun and Modern Vampires of the City is a properly great album, blending that melodic joy with more mature songwriting. The last album felt a little flat in comparison, although mostly because it was too long and too scattershot I think - had they kept it to the best 10 or 12 tracks it would have been a far better record. In the long run they will miss Rostam Batmanglij though. 3.5 rounded up to 4.

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Debut album is one of my favourites this century, brilliant record. Contra was nowhere near as good but still fine, MVOTC is really really good and Diane Young is a fantastic single. Haven’t heard the newest one and that never really bothers me. From reading Meet Me In The Bathroom they seem like nice lads too. 4/5.

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Hate them

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They think you’re lovely.

Well NOW I feel guilty!

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Why do you hate them, just out of interest? Thought they might have been up your street tbh.

Love contra and the first album, I’ve not spent much time with MVOTC in comparison so don’t have much to say about it. FOTB didn’t happen

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Hate the vocals, hate their “cleverness” - The stuff I’ve heard of theirs has either been boring as fuck (Oxford Comma) or viscerally irritating (that stupid recent “ba da ba da ba!” one)

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Well as my old nan used to say: ‘not everyone likes Vampire Weekend, and that’s fine’.

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I was disappointed to learn that there were no vampires in the band The Vampire Weekends.

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Incredibly boring.
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Of all the acclaimed bands of the last 20 years, I probably understand the fuss over VW the least. Will give MVOTC another swing today, but they’re currently staring at a big fat 1

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