Vampire Weekend’s new album comes to us without any information other than the number of different formats there are (4). It’s their first album in five years, so yay! It’s called Father Of The Bride and features a bunch of guest artists including ex-Vampire Weekender Rostam Batmanglij. Early single suggest all the jokes people tell about the band will continue to have legs.

Limited Vinyl Double LP £24.99 19075943711

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Vinyl Double LP £19.31 19075930141

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CD £11.99 19075947362

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Tape £5.49 19075946164

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Father Of The Bride by Vampire Weekend
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8/10 Will 03 May 2019

Vampire Weekend have returned with their fourth studio album 'Father Of The Bride'. I wasn't expecting to like this album, to be honest. The stuff I've heard in the past has been pretty average, however this LP is actually alright. There's a lot to be said for low expectations... I love the real soup of influences on here, like the Astral Weeks shuffle of 'This Life', the manic bossa nova and choral vocals of 'Sympathy', and something resembling King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at their most whimsical on 'Sunflower'. In fact, it's the Gizz that this album keeps reminding me of. There's something about Vampire Weekend's interplay of strange lyrical imagery, fast tempos, guitars, basses, and drums played completely in unison, and the tropical vibes that smacks of those Aussie masters of productivity. 

There are clearly too many songs on this album. Eighteen songs is too much for anything, Dylan live albums aside. I keep imagining just how good 'Father Of The Bride' could have been if they'd stuck to the mantra 'All Killer No Filler'. They could have chucked all the tracks with that one from Haim, for a start. Anyway. This is a surprisingly good album from a band that I'd written off; fair play. 


9/10 Chris Customer rating (no review), 16th May 2019



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