Monday, 12 May 2008

Bought the Vampire Weekend album today.

I was in the mood for trying something new that I hadn't heard, and they got some really good reviews with Afrobeat references, so I thought I'd go for it.

It's shit. I'm swapping it tomorrow. Where the fuck those Afrobeat references came from, I don't know. There are a couple of bits you could tenuously link to Afrobeat, but Fela Kuti et al never sounded like twee boring US indie. They don't sound like Afrobeat, the closest they come to it is on the song "One (Blake's Got A New Face)", on which they sound like The Shins covering Paul Simon's "Graceland" album. And that's the last thing ANYONE in the world fucking needs.

1 comment:

fudge said...

vampire weekend are my kate nash. you get to listen to kate nash, i get to listen to vampire weekend, DEAL. is it wrong to fantasize about romances with wealthy educated aristocrats that think they can make pop music? a girl has gotta have dreams ya know xx