Vampire Weekend – Contra
Sometimes January releases can slip through the cracks when the year comes to an end and people compile their “Best Of” lists. This album is NOT one that I’ll soon forget about. In fact, Contra (Vampire Weekend’s sophomore release) is sure to be in my top 5… this Brooklyn-based band continues to delight me with their fun, catchy, smile-inducing tunes while also adding depth to their sound and to their lyrics with songs like “Taxi Cab”, “Run” and “I Think You’re a Contra”. This band is so easy for so many people to hate, but I’m totally won over thus far.
Favorite tracks: “Horchata”, “White Sky”, “Giving Up the Gun”
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