Vampire Weekend: The Cases For and Against

I'd pretty much written these guys off as 'meh', but only just heard their track Walcott, which is actually pretty damn good. Now I'm confused.

The Case For:
Vampire Weekend- Walcott

Pretty decent, with a real nice string break in the middle.

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The Case Against:
Vampire Weekend- Oxford Coma

Original, granted, but strikes me as trying too hard to be so. And, well, a bit shit.

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I'm as yet undecided. What do you think?

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June 23, 2008 at 4:53 PM Evil Bob said...

Have you ever noticed in the chorus part of Oxford Comma "Why do you speak to me that way etc. etc." that the singer sounds just like Bono. In fact the song as a whole sound like when U2 do a deliberately shit song like The Sweetest Thing or Stuck in a Moment you can't get out of

June 24, 2008 at 9:05 AM red said...

Now everytime you see Arsenal play and Theo W. comes on you won't be able to get Vampire Weekend out of your head. I'm glad I'll no longer be alone on that one.