It's not that hard, really. High school kids nowadays actually are more diverse in the music they dig than their parents were. They just generally like music that isn't as good.
You'd be surprised. If I asked people at my high school who Vampire Weekend was, 9/10 of them would probably say, "Gee, I dunno. Does it have something to do with Twilight, durrr? Most of them don't even know Radiohead for Christ's sake.
Originally Posted by pure_mercury
And I think Vampire Weekend are great, for what it's worth. Hype matters nothing when it comes to music.
Linkin Park is still relevant? That's unfortunate...
I think Vampire Weekend's debut album was great for the most part. I don't know about them being overrated though, in that I haven't heard much regarding them, aside from the fact that they're recording their next record.
Oh, and if you like Vampire Weekend, check out Born Ruffians. They had some unfortunate timing in the release of their debut, "Red, Yellow, and Blue" (Kurt Vonnegut, I Need a Life, and Badonka Donkey in particular), as it was around the same time as Vampire Weekend's, so they tend to get compared to them.