Still, Vampire Weekend make a damn good case for wisdom all across Modern Vampires. Yes, this is a more grown-up album. It largely trades in the Africa-inspired giddiness of their first two records for a sound that’s distinctly innate and closer to the ear. There’s more air in these songs, more spontaneity, more dynamics. The overarching themes— death and a dubious sense of faith— are certainly Serious. But you never feel like you’re being preached at while listening to this album. Koenig and company are probably more clever and gifted than you, sure— but they’re not rubbing your face in it or anything. (9.3 : Best New Music)

Read Pitchfork’s review of Modern Vampires of the City 

Still, Vampire Weekend make a damn good case for wisdom all across Modern Vampires. Yes, this is a more grown-up album. It largely trades in the Africa-inspired giddiness of their first two records for a sound that’s distinctly innate and closer to the ear. There’s more air in these songs, more spontaneity, more dynamics. The overarching themes— death and a dubious sense of faith— are certainly Serious. But you never feel like you’re being preached at while listening to this album. Koenig and company are probably more clever and gifted than you, sure— but they’re not rubbing your face in it or anything. (9.3 : Best New Music)

Read Pitchfork’s review of Modern Vampires of the City 

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