Modern Vampires of the City sees Vampire Weekend shift from their unique cultural blend to a more straight forward indie rock sound. The resulting project is one that doesn't quite carry the same personality. Ezra's writing does continue to mature, however. There are moments of lyrical catharsis to be found. Personally, I didn't find the melodies to be as strong as they were on the band's two previous records. All in all, this third project is one that lacks a bit of color and tune.
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