Sunday, April 27, 2008

5 Reasons

5 reasons why Vampire Weekend's debut album is too good to be true:

  1. It sounds too good. It's sonic presentation is perfect. No "debut album" comes this artful and sonically ambitious. It doesn't happen.
  2. It's baroque, literate and classy yet tuneful, occasionally crass, and infinitely rump shakable.
  3. U2 and R.E.M.'s debut albums weren't this perfect.
  4. The cd design is pefect: the photography, fonts, layout are all preternaturally cool, and yes, perfect.
  5. 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.

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