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    Quote Originally Posted by metaphours View Post
    Actually, not really. I just had to choose a mainstream alternative band that pretty much everyone has heard of to represent rock fairly against rap.
    That's a relief.


    I'd heard Born Ruffians prior to your post and I actually like them better than Vampire Weekend.
    Nice. I wish the band had more exposure among the indie rock crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metaphours View Post
    Yeah I agree, there are way better bands than Vampire Weekend.

    There are better bands. Certainly more challenging ones. I just enjoy that debut album. It's rare for a band to put out such a fully-realized debut. I heard "Mansard Roof" two years ago, and I was charmed. The song from Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist was very good, too. Right now, I am listening to a lot of older music, but new stuff, too. Dirty Projectors, PNAU, The Big Pink, Jens Lekman, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    The song from Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist was very good, too.
    It's called "Ottoman," I believe.
    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Right now, I am listening to a lot of older music, but new stuff, too. Dirty Projectors, PNAU, The Big Pink, Jens Lekman, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc.
    Those bands you listed are fantastic.

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    Vampire Weekend is a decent band. They make a great soundtrack for a road trip. M79 always puts a smile on my face.

    Hype matters nothing when it comes to music.
    I really agree with this now, but it used really bother me. Now I just enjoy the music I like.

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    i first heard about vampire weekend from some local hipsters a couple years back. it didn't strike me as anything special when i heard it. sounded like a bland imitation of a hundred other bland bands imitating other bands.

    then they got famous. so i listened again. i put my objective ears on. they still did nothing for me. overrated indeed.

    i guess one good thing could be attributed to our ADD culture. sooner than later, people forget about lots and lots of bands. i hope they are among that majority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.a View Post
    i first heard about vampire weekend from some local hipsters a couple years back. it didn't strike me as anything special when i heard it. sounded like a bland imitation of a hundred other bland bands imitating other bands.

    then they got famous. so i listened again. i put my objective ears on. they still did nothing for me. overrated indeed.

    i guess one good thing could be attributed to our ADD culture. sooner than later, people forget about lots and lots of bands. i hope they are among that majority.

    I feel very differently. I hadn't heard many 2000s bands who were making stuff that had the indie rock feel but were clear inheritors to what Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, and Paul Simon were doing in the 1980s.
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    david byrne, peter gabriel and paul simon are immensely talented and innovative artists.

    vampire weekend may have good influences, but it ends there for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.a View Post
    david byrne, peter gabriel and paul simon are immensely talented and innovative artists.

    vampire weekend may have good influences, but it ends there for me

    They have a high percentage of good songs, especially for having not yet released their second album.
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