Monday, February 1, 2010

Contra, Vampire Weekend



I am still confused by the "charm" of this band. And, I use charm in place of talent because I feel all this band succeeds on is charm.

I tried to listen to their first album a few times. Other than the slightly catchy, but super annoying, "Oxford Comma", the album was boring.

At least I can't call Contra boring. It is an attempt at mimicry. It sounds like a love child of Animal Collective and Paul Simon. This should be a good thing. Instead, it is pretty annoying... think nasal, animal whine of the Dirty Projectors (with less effort and flat).

Basically, I still have little in the way of positive words for this band. But, this album is an improvement over the first. But, what is better than worse?

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