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they never wrote a song as good as this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xol2MM_PCTU&quot;
it makes me wonder if could
AND Less Than Jake is on there - amazing stuff.
also features "one week" by the barenaked ladies
And then there's the stupid name. The pseudo-intellectual lyrics and posturing. The stink of undergraduate essays being streamlined into turgud, "profound" songs.
They at least attempt a rousing tune of hope or whatever, as Hope of The States once did, which resonates more with me than some over-stylised electro-pop-crap or Plan B or Vampire Weekend (or whoever else is all over MTV Rocks this week), all of whom leave me completely cold and unmoved.
Vampire Weekend over Bumford (yeah, I said it) and Sons all day long
are Mumford and Sons for people who think it's cool to go into a chip shop and say "I'll get a large fries" instead of "I'll have a portion of chips, please".
'Coz Vampire Weekend is such a stellar name, yeah...
So you don't like the "pseudo-intellectual lyrics and posturing. The stink of undergraduate essays being streamlined into turgud (sic), "profound" songs..." of Mumford and Sons, but you do like the "pseudo-intellectual lyrics and posturing. The stink of undergraduate essays being streamlined into turgud (sic), "profound" songs..." of Vampire Weekend? Okay then...
I think it means "whale's vagina" ;)
There is a sense of fun and frolic about Vampire Weekend that is totally absent from M&S. Vampire Weekend wear their intelligence and verbal diarrhoea lightly, whereas M&S appear to be striving earnestly for something, to be taken really seriously. Like I said, I find it embarrassing.
Feel free to blockquote this response, and add a couple of words around it to make another point if you fancy, yeah?
So... "There is a sense of fun and frolic about....." - Sorry, couldn't resist. I can't get on with VW - maybe it's the fun and frolic aspect - but if you can then all to the good. It seems we both quite like The Walkmen though (on another post) so I'll get my hat.