Destination Unknown

Unlike my fellow writers and perhaps the majority of this blog’s readers, I don’t care much for Vampire Weekend.  Except for when they record a cover of Rancid’s “Ruby Soho.”  Enjoy.

MP3: Vampire Weekend – “Ruby Soho” (Rancid Cover)



2 Responses to Destination Unknown

  1. Jessica says:

    I also dislike Vampire Weekend. Thank you for feeling that same, it is hard to find ones like you! Love this site.

  2. […] I am in the surprisingly small minority of listeners who actually enjoy Vampire Weekend’s Contra more than their critically-acclaimed debut. Sure, there’s no “A-Punk” or “Oxford Comma” that sticks out on Contra, and the novelty of the crisp button-down shirts and vintage Ray Bans have worn almost as thin as the pastel Toms sported by the boys from Columbia University. Sure, Pitchfork still gave Contra an 8.6, which probably led the casual listener to blame the tastemakers for jumping on a hipster bandwagon. Sure, there are many reasons to debunk the myth that Contra is a carefully crafted assortment of new and old; of classic thigh-slapping indie-dance (“Holiday” is the new “Mansard Roof”), and of the new synth-driven melodies closer to Rostam Batmanglij’s side project, Discovery (see: “Diplomat’s Son” or “White Sky”). Sure, part of the reason why the album was considered a letdown was that the two first singles, “Horchata” and “Cousins”, are two of the messier songs on an otherwise pristine album. Sure, It took me at least ten full listens trough the album to come to this conclusion. And, sure, even my co-writer doesn’t like Vampire Weekend. […]

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