Monday, January 12, 2009

#3 Album of 2008 - Vampire Weekend

Each day we'll be profiling one of the Top 10 albums of 2008 at KXCI. We're up to #3 - Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut.

This album is available for purchase at by following the link below; part of your purchase price is sent to KXCI to support our community radio station.


KXCI Favorite Tracks:
#1 Mansard Roof
#3 A-Punk
#11 The Kids Don't Stand A Chance

"No act raised more questions in 2008 than Vampire Weekend: Did they deserve all the hype? Was using vaguely "African" guitar styles an act of cultural appropriation? Were they serious about those boat shoes? Save it for grad school. What really matters is the sheer youthful effervescence and musical ingenuity of these Ivy Leaguers' self-titled debut. Frontman Ezra Koenig's picaresque lyrics and the band's rhythmically playful, adorably fussy guitar pop proffered plenty of pleasure you needn't think about to enjoy." - Spin Magazine


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