Modern Vampires of the City
2013 – Rock
Probably the best ripening report I’ve ever heard. My first experience with Vampire Weekend was excellent.
The way they work with instruments, voices and backing vocals that dance in a grand way amidst the deconstructed non-standard lyrics is inexplicable. Even the “worst” song on the album is still great. Analog instrumentals that blend in with the electronic and sinetizers create a unique and unmistakable instrumental.
Highlights for “Obvious Bicycle”, “Unbelievers” and “Diane Young” that won me over from the first ten seconds, and especially “Ya Hey” with their inexplicable chorus that, like many other features, brings a unique personality to the album. .
The voices, which are modified to accompany the instrumental and add charm to the lyrics, were a great and genius of young artists who are following their path into adulthood, always telling the truth, even without knowing what it really is. The voices, which sound pleasantly, range from their slowest, most romantic form to their most violent and angry form, depicting all the dramas one may experience in their maturing process.
The lyrics, which deal with difficult metaphors, which are somehow easy to understand, join the indie rock tune, and become a beautiful combination that dances upon entering our ears. From the darkest fears to the most ardent desires and the saddest moments are dealt with intensely, but without breaking the line or becoming nonsense.
In short, the album is really inclusive, generally speaking, cohesive, but without falling into sameness and making the listener sleep there for the eighth track.
Modern Vampires of the City is probably one of the best albums I’ve ever heard in my life, and so far the best I’ve heard in the year.