- It sounds too good. It's sonic presentation is perfect. No "debut album" comes this artful and sonically ambitious. It doesn't happen.
- It's baroque, literate and classy yet tuneful, occasionally crass, and infinitely rump shakable.
- U2 and R.E.M.'s debut albums weren't this perfect.
- The cd design is pefect: the photography, fonts, layout are all preternaturally cool, and yes, perfect.
- It reaffirms the virtue and value of of the cd as a piece of art and mode of musical conveyance in an age of the cheap commodification of popular music.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
5 reasons why Vampire Weekend's debut album is too good to be true: