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Modern Vampires of the City [Import]

Vampire Weekend Audio CD
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Vampire Weekend’s third album is titled Modern Vampires Of The City, and it will be released in the US by XL Recordings on May 14th. The band will head out on tour surrounding the album’s release. The tour dates are listed below, and include shows in London and Paris, and the previously announced Coachella Festival. The band will also perform in Austin at SXSW and tape an episode ... Read more in Amazon's Vampire Weekend Store

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  • Audio CD (7 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sony Japan
  • ASIN: B00BI39KV8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 514,769 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vampire Weekend - Take the city gates by storm 13 May 2013
Format:Audio CD
With hindsight we would do well to remember how many critics thought that Vampire Weekend's eponymous debut might be their first and last record. The "Upper West Side Soweto" template did seem to offer limited development opportunities and suspicions lingered that this was just a slice of novelty cultural tourism by (at best) a bunch of privileged preppy white boys and at worse four Ivy League bozo's. Their excellent sophomore album "Contra" started to suggest a band with much greater staying power who were moving into very interesting darker corners. Now their third album "Modern Vampires of the City" confirms a new album that is an undoubted keeper by a band who must now be ranked as best amongst their peer group. Repeated listens confirm an almost perfect pop album strong on infectious song-smithery, populated with hooks large enough to catch Tuna and lyrics so smart you can award an A+ diploma to each track. Yes MVOTC is essentially about New York but within its vinyl grooves are songs which tackle themes of faith, death and after-life albeit with a broad smille on their face. While at one time the band may have seen "the dawn in the colours of Bennetton" this superficiality has passed and the opener "Obvious bicycle" it is so beautifully melancholic that it could appear on a Mercury Rev album. The same applies to "The Unbelievers" which sounds like Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" rewritten for the 21st Century with a splash of world music thrown in for good measure. Ezra Koenig's skills are brilliantly honed on an album standout "Step" which is both a doo-wop track with harpsichord and shows that he has studied his Brian Wilson songbook well. It is a gorgeous song that cries out for the repeat button. Read more ›
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Dragonlord TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The opening track Obvious Bicycle has that familiar Vampire Weekend sound, that we all fell in love with. Overall Moderern Vampires Of The City has a slightly darker edge to it then the last two albums, but I'm glad to say that feel good factor of their music is still there in the main. There are no weak tracks here, but other stand out songs for myself are as follows: Unbelievers, Diane Young, Hannah Hunt, Everylasting Arms and Ya Hey.
This is a contender for the best album of the year so far and I hope it gets the success it deserves.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different, ever enticing. 13 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
"Modern Vampires of the City" sees Vampire Weekend distancing themselves from the Afrobeats and artful preppiness that dominated their previous two albums; here, the Ezra Koenig led band shows us a more intimate side, while dealing with deeper, more trascendental issues: there'll be no mentions of "Vuitton" in this album, whereas God gets two songs (the wonderful "Ya Hey" and "Worship you") and the marvelous "Step" succeeds in letting us see the band's underlying idea: "Wisdom's a gift, but you'd trade it for youth", Koenig croons. Musically, this lyrical change finds its counterpart in the introduction of new instruments - a piano guides the sweet "Obvious Bicycle" - and a more minimalist approach production wise. Nevertheless, the album - considerably quieter than the two preceding LPs -still packs a couple of good punches: the drum-heavy "Finger back" and "Diane Young" - the latter being a energetic showstopper, whilst ever continuing to explore what appears to be the album's leitmotiv: the growing-up process (Diane Young/Dying young).

It might prove too cumbersome for some, but I think this third effort from VW will win the band some converts: it's still VW - keen on double entendres, haughty references and musical experimentation - but they seem to have stuck the landing: we find the band at the top of their game, effortlessly improving on what were already a couple of very high quality albums.

This, according to band, is the closing installment of a trilogy. I for one am excited to see what they have to offer next.

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to make a third album seem easy 13 May 2013
By Truman
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Vampire Weekend are simply unlike any other band at the moment: they're instantly recognisable, effortlessly cool and they make wonderfully inventive music. Thank goodness this album lives up to expectations.

I instantly fell in love with their first self-titled album, but follow-up Contra took a few listens to endear itself and Modern Vampires is the same. I wasn't at all sure about the technical jiggery-pokery of the vocals on lead single Diane Young but I absolutely love the song now and I think the rest of the album will follow the same pattern. I already like it more and more with each listen.

A big sigh of relief then!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great third album! 19 Aug 2013
By ReviewBlog51 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Vampire Weekend's third album 'Modern Vampires of the City' is their best to date.

This indie band has always been a favourite of mine, but I held off buying until I heard the radio friendly 'Unbelievers' and the catchy 'Diane Young'. Those two tracks led to me almost immediately purchasing the album, and I was not disappointed.

Whilst definitely sounding different from their past releases, you can't mistake the sound of Vampire Weekend, and the quality of the music has stayed the same. Most of the songs are now less 'poppy' and more mature. The same good rhythms, vocals and interesting, complex lyrics are still here in spades. My hand-down favourite track is the beautifully composed 'Step' (quickly sneaking into my top 25 most played songs) which deserves to be the next single. There is a good variety of songs on this album, whilst there are still some 'poppy' and 'upbeat' tracks here (to keep in with that signature style which made them popular), there are others, slow songs which are perfect for just chilling out to.

Also, the album photography was extremely well done and the best I've seen in a while. I know it's far from essential when reviewing a CD, but I loved the packaging, the script-like lyric book and the Manhattan setting photographs were a nice touch.

If you like Vampire Weekend, I highly doubt that you'll be disappointed by 'Modern Vampires of the City'. If you don't already own their past couple of albums and are parcel to indie/rock/alternative music, I think this is the best to start off with. Here is a quality experimental record that has something for every listener to enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Bought this as a gift for my boyfriend 'just because' and he loves it, plays it in the car all the time. Great driving music!
Published 9 days ago by amiedevon
5.0 out of 5 stars everything's perfect
got here on time and everything was good! although I ordered another vinyl in the same day and still didn't arrive! hopefully it will get here too!
Published 14 days ago by Manuel Fernandes
5.0 out of 5 stars A grand artistic statement on malaise in modern America
This might take some justifying, but I feel Vampire Weekend’s third album Modern Vampires of the City should not only be regarded as the best album of the year but also as a grand... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Luke Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best yet
Got all three of their albums. Have always liked them (to a point), but this eclipses anything that's gone before. Quite blown away by it. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Martin C
5.0 out of 5 stars Best one yet!
A great and eagerly waited return from this band that doesn't disappoint. They have really matured which is a good thing and some of the songs made me stop what I was doing and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Son-in-Law's birthday gift
He was delighted with this gift and plays it constantly. It is good to listen to in the car as well.
Published 2 months ago by Blue
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Really good album, quite original but still sing alongable, it is an evolution of their style. Would happily recommend it.
Published 2 months ago by John Neale
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheerful
I ended up getting this after hearing a few songs on the radio, overall its a good album to listen to!
Published 2 months ago by nikki
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Brilliant album this, really enjoyed it. If you're a fan of the band or not this is a class album.
Published 2 months ago by John Riley
4.0 out of 5 stars A grower
Wasn't sure about this when I first got it, but this album is growing on me with repeat listens. Hard to define the genre. Quite gentle music, with flavours of many other acts.
Published 3 months ago by Dr. Martin Kelly
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