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.