If you've visited my website recently, you've probably seen a few posts that allude to my love for Vampire Weekend. I feel that a brief explanation regarding this slight obsession is somewhat necessary.
Let me start by saying that I've always liked Vampire Weekend. I listened to this song a lot. I remember that it came out while I was still in high school:
While I liked Vampire Weekend, I didn't LOVE and APPRECIATE Vampire Weekend until my husband purchased this gem of an album for me for Christmas:
Then it began. I spun the record, spun it some more, and fell in love with every single song. The more I got to know it, the more I loved it. It's really that simple.
I've been obsessing over this album for months. I just can't get enough of it . . . EVERY.SINGLE.SONG. is a masterpiece. Despite how much I've listened to it, I have yet to tire of it and best of all, every listen feels like the first. I guess you can say that I haven't fallen head-over-heels with an album like this in quite awhile. It's nice.
What Ezra Koenig and his bandmates have created is a solid album through and through. This is the kind of album that reminds me that as I'm getting ready to publish a collection of my writings, the entire collection better be solid, bold, endlessly surprising. Just like "Modern Vampires of the City."
I'm not alone in admiring this album--Rolling Stone rated it 2013's "Album of the Year," and the boys received a Grammy for it. If you haven't given it a listen yet, I'm not going to say, "Shame on you." Instead, I'm going to direct you to the "Links" section of my website, where you will find a link to purchase the album on Amazon. It's worth every penny.
And for your listening/viewing pleasure, the official videos from the album are posted below. Enjoy (hopefully as much as I do)!
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