Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
May 2, 2019 (updated May 3, 2019)
Vampire Weekend have really surprised me with this record. When all of the singles were dropping (Especially 2021 and Sunflower) I was anticipating this to be their most underwhelming release yet, but on the contrary it is in fact in league with all of their previous releases.

Ezra’s clever and honest songwriting is as lovable and present as it ever has been. Songs like Harmony Hall, Unbearably White and Sympathy really stood out to me. Several of the singles on this album grew on me considerably since they first came out and that familiarity really added to the enjoyment of this record. Thats why I dont usually take reviews based off of the initial listen. Albums really start to reveal themselves after 3 or 4 listens and I have to say that after having given this bad boy a good 3 listens, I find it to be quite lovable and charming.

Its nothing that has blown me out of the water. In fact it is honestly just more of the same of what we have come to expect out of the VW Boys. This will most likely be one of the more enjoyable commercialized indie records of the year and its not hard to see why. These guys manage to stay relatable without being tacky and I absolutely love that. This will be getting bopped on road trips in the summer for sure!

Track Ratings:

Hold You Now: 84
Harmony Hall: 96
Bambina: 77
This Life: 92
Big Blue: 83
How Long?: 78
Unbearably White: 93
Rich Man: 74
Married in a Gold Rush: 80
My Mistake: 83
Sympathy: 86
Sunflower: 72
Flower Moon: 66
2021: 73
We Belong Together: 80
Stranger: 77
Spring Snow: 66
Jerusalem, New York, Berlin: 74

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