Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
i really like their new song. a lot.
what are the rest of their songs like?
this weekend and can thoroughly recommend.
GOD DAMN GREAT! Get it. It's a bit like diet arcade fire with semi skimmed clap your hands say yeah with low fat strokes all mixed up with some cool african stuff. kind of.
GET THE ALBUM - its fab.
also... great live review of their ULU gig in the obby review section yesterday.
so if the album is as good as you say it'll be getting bought. cheers
I'd seen the name thrown around and wondered whether to bother, now I know it's not worth it. Arcade Fire, CYHSY *and* the Strokes?? My "meh"-dar just exploded.
there's quite a well-reasoned criticism of the album on Cokemachineglow:
The vampire weekend or that reviewer?
hate hate hate.
The rest of it sounds good though. They're like The Strokes with African rhythms and scales or something.
Not epoch-defining by any means, but very enjoyable. Surprisingly great live too.
it's so short and digestible that it never gets boring or dull, and the songs are seriously charming.
only equally as shit.
They don't have anything quite as irritating as You Can CAll Me Al I suppose, though Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa runs it close.
once u hear that part of the album u will fall in love. x
they're just 6 or 7 out of 10. Insipid, ok, quite good, not bad, okay, a few highlights, a lot of this, a lot of that, mildly charming. Mild.
I enjoy them a lot. I don't really read blogs too often so I kind of missed out on all the hype. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa and Apunk are both great songs. They're not reinventing the wheel but it's all good fun.
A-Punk is probably the most accessible track on the album, but Walcott, Campus and Oxford Comma are all really decent pop songs. 8/10 for me.
The rest of it is a bit flimsy and wanky. Seeing them this Friday though, for FREE
I imagine it may be a short, sharp burst of an album - lots of listening for a month or so then gets a bit forgotten about.
but the concept of having a whole song devoted to the Oxford Comma is brilliant, inspired, and genius.