Modern Vampires of the City

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Modern Vampires of the City
Modern Vampires of the City is Vampire Weekend's third album. The album is a bustling world of voices and visions. Modern Vampires of the City has a grandeur and romanticism evocative of the city where it was conceived.

Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] :, XL Recordings,, [2013], ℗2013
Branch Call Number: 7.8164 Va
Characteristics: 1 audio disc (43 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 21, 2015
  • lasha4god rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

At times bizarre but astoundingly catchy and familiar whilst being a timeless [head of it's time] sound. Stronger still are Ezra Koenig's lyrics which brim with themes of death, skepticism, politics and a weathered and weary faith. The album received alternative album of the year at the 2014 Grammys.

Sep 09, 2014

in agreement with all the positive reviews here. warning if you aren't familiar with vampire weekend: these songs are catchy. my young son is a big fan too!

Aug 07, 2014
  • bandblair rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Talented. Some really great stuff here.

May 01, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Modern Vampires of the City is perhaps the catchiest, most joyous-sounding album to explore death that I have ever heard. The third release from collegiate prep rockers Vampire Weekend shows emotional and musical growth as lead singer Ezra Koening struggles with his own mortality.

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Jul 12, 2013
  • anthonybencivengo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Like all Vampire Weekend albums, its tracks vary in listenability. But even the songs with annoying or simply not very catchy melodies (which are a minority) at least make an interesting listen due to another characteristic of all Vampire Weekend albums - their willingness to experiment constantly with new sounds and new styles, often in ways that work brilliantly.

May 19, 2013
  • Boranges rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Vampire weekend never fails to impress.


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Jan 04, 2014

Vampire Weekend may have finally given up on grad school and settled into a real job. On their third album, the grooves are stronger and more self-assured, the lyrics less pretentious, the harmonies more hymnlike. It's not dumbed down, it's just edited for management. Give the kids a raise.

From the RS review: "For the first time, Vampire Weekend evoke the spirit of their old influence Paul Simon – making music with precise craft and soul that speaks to the heart of city life – without sounding anything like Graceland."

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