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Imagine “Avatar” as a plant based human mash up
the greatest rock and roll band in the world
For all its strangeness and weaknesses, it is very, very real
a relentless rock transcendence of both tightness and looseness
Vampire Weekend are at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday
if they are the Vampires of any city it is New York City
Donna is dead, Rostam has left the band, Ezra is rock and roll royalty through marriage
Pushed up by the chart topping Sheeran-Bieber single
Vampire Weekend still sold a fair amount of tickets
They all stink…
Brandon Blaine’s visceral shriek bends the song into Refused territory and punk fury
Shooting concerts has become a passion
An exceptional, restless, badass performance of a man at the top of his form
If joyful music had ever a name, it would be one of these bouncy Vampire Weekend songs
I will have to get there very early I guess.
Each song had its own unfolding beauty
As for Bernie Sanders, does it even matter what kind of music he likes?
Today, there is certainly a lot of mediocrity, any American Idol, X Factor product is an example for me! But at the same time, there is a lot of excellent music, it is just harder to find it because of the enormous amount of bands formed every year and songs released each day!
I kissed Donna’s hand and spoke briefly, there was something beatific in her visage, she looked lovelier than I had ever seen her. Then I went left and went home and so did the couple. Joseph tells me that towards the end of the concert you can see Donna on the balcony looking down!
Hey hey its Vampire Weekend! Those crazy New York hipbags are big time cool now! Making the rounds on the late night circuit after playing intimate venues theyre all over the place and hitting the big festivals too. Ah, watching the kids grow up
It is not that I don’t agree that Kanye West and Vampire Weekend released great albums, I agree and both albums made my top 20 albums of 2014, it is that Pitchfork is meant to be the world of independence and edge and Rolling Stone the world of mainstream and classic and that they share the same two top albums, wherever else they may go, and really, the consensus of opinion in a music world simply …
This isn’t subtext on Modern Vampires Of The City, with its strange echo of “The Elders Of Zion”title? I still don’t see why more isn’t being made of Ezra being Jewish when it reverberates through Rolling Stones album of the year
The surprise release of Beyonce couldn’t have been better timed, new albums have slowed to a crawl and the only knock out punch last week was Claptons ’74 – ’75. The new Beyonce may be as great as 4, certainly it is the best r&b album of the year.
“This album is reminiscent of their first, and that’s a great thing. They were losing momentum with Ryan Ross and Jon Walker in the band, and by them splitting, it allowed P!ATD to grow into a superband that’s gonna continue releasing fantastic music and making teen girls melt.”
They are reserved and smart, they are like the great surgeon with lousy bedside manner. You need both, Vampire Weekend need to give more. I remember Liam Gallagher’s quote about Oasis on stage. “We’re standing there, we’re singing our songs. What do you want us to do?” Vampire Weekend should rent “Stop Making Sense”.
Vampire Weekend’s performance on PBS concert and interview “Live From The Artist Den” performance on Tuesday, in one of the best acoustic room in the city, should be absolutely great and that’s a relief. Because Vampire Weekend, who can be inconsistent on stage, weren’t all the good at Barclay Center earlier this year
Not that anybody asked me, and not that I am in major major contradiction, but Rolling Stone spend another year being relentless average, whiich is better I guess than being relentlessly average and avant garde a la Pitchfork.
Glitter And Gold – Rebecca Ferguson – If you don’t include 1D, Rebecca is the best chance at an artistically valid TV song contest celebrity since Kelly Clarkson, and if that seems gerrymandering for the singer, give this ballad a listen – B+
“This performance in particular, the connection him and the bassist Chris make is stunning- the two share a name, and obviously a flawless sense of rhythm. “
Reflektor – Arcade Fire – It sounds like Holy Ghost plus LCD Soundsystem hit with gamma rays and turned into the incredible Hulk till it is a monster of pop awesomeness
Friday night was a professional and pleasant 90 minutes by a band who can’t figure quite how to merge their concepts of God and men into a full bloodied rock show.