James’ Shamelessly Nostalgic A-Z Of Albums That He Liked To Listen To When He Was Younger – Part 22: Vampire Weekend

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Day 22 of this self-indulgent wander down a memory-lane of music from a decade that is inherently less nostalgic for me than the decade that preceded it, but which, nonetheless, does retain elements of nostalgia – nostalgia which is often evoked by listening to the albums of the day.

V is for Version 2.0

Vampire Weekend are one of those band that I often forget that I like until I’m listening to them. And yet whenever I do, I always wonder why I don’t listen to them more often.

They haven’t been the most prolific of bands, with a six year hiatus between their last two albums but they clearly favour quality over quantity because I’d be hard-pushed to pick a favourite out of their four studio albums to date.

But on pure nostalgia alone, which is ultimately the rationale for doing this A-Z, I would have to go for their 2008 eponymous debut. Which helpfully was released in the correct decade for this retrospective and also begins with a ‘V’.

Any of the singles would be a good choice to conclude this post but A-Punk is definitely the most rousing.

  8 comments for “James’ Shamelessly Nostalgic A-Z Of Albums That He Liked To Listen To When He Was Younger – Part 22: Vampire Weekend

  1. April 26, 2021 at 7:09 am

    an album with a bit of bite.

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  2. April 26, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Very visionary video. I love Vampire Weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. April 26, 2021 at 11:56 am

    I remember being blown away the first time I heard “Cape Cod Kwasa Kwasa.” This was the rare occasion when I got a band’s debut album on the day of release.

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    • April 28, 2021 at 9:03 pm

      I was late to the party but I’m glad I got there in the end.

      Liked by 1 person

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