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Skivrecension: Vampire Weekend takes up the lost time with extra everything

When Vampire Weekend are releasing their first album in six years, it is that Ezra Koenig, the band's lead singer, guitarist, and artistic all in all to make up for all the lost time. ”Father of the bride” is, with its eighteen tracks, two albums in one, and in addition a musical pastry with extra everything.

a key piece, an hommage to pophistorien as such, at the same time pointing out the New York-born vampire new hunting grounds. It is a magnificent bunch of songs, filled with exquisite details and multi-layered harmonies, rhythms, and gitarrklanger that borrows from surfpop, hip hop, country, and rough 70's rock and that to a large extent, they leave the west african and caribbean rhythms that characterized their early guitar-indie unchecked.

Even the honest texts testify to a forward motion, självironin in, for example, ”Unbearably white” is not to be mistaken.

Best tracks: ”How long”, ”Unbearably white.”

Read more music reviews by Alexandra Sundqvist, for example, if Weyes Blood's way to compose music to the modern life's fears and neuroses.

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