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View Poll Results: Rate and Discuss Vampire Weekend:Contra
Excellent 5 10.42%
Very Good 19 39.58%
Good 13 27.08%
Average 10 20.83%
Poor 1 2.08%
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1. "Horchata" 3:26
2. "White Sky" 2:58
3. "Holiday" 2:18
4. "California English" 2:30
5. "Taxi Cab" 3:55
6. "Run" 3:52
7. "Cousins" 2:25
8. "Giving Up the Gun" 4:46
9. "Diplomat's Son" 6:01
10. "I Think Ur a Contra" 4:29
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I really love this band's debut. So I was pretty dissapointed by how boring this album was. I really like 'Horchata' 'Taxi Cab' and 'Giving Up The Gun', but those are the only stand-out tracks. Overall I'd say 'Good', but I excpected a lot more.
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I felt exactly the same my first listen. But now, to me, this album is a lot more sophisticated than their debut. It doesn't have the same hits, but after my 3rd listen straight through, I found that every track had an endearing quality to it. They have kept their quality sound and just changed their style. I love it.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This album was far less immediate than their debut, but I have grown to write it. The lyrics are atrocious though, bland, non-sensical...an irritant to an interesting mix of sounds.
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I heard cousins and they could leave off the last two minutes of the song. However, I'd love to know where they found the cover art.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I really love this band's debut. So I was pretty dissapointed by how boring this album was. I really like 'Horchata' 'Taxi Cab' and 'Giving Up The Gun', but those are the only stand-out tracks. Overall I'd say 'Good', but I excpected a lot more.
Couldn't have said it any better, voted the same as well.
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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one of my faves so far this year
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I voted good. There's some really good songs on it and it's fairly consistent overall, but there's just that extra magic touch missing. I still have it on high rotation at the moment though, and i really love that album cover.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I voted good. There's some really good songs on it and it's fairly consistent overall, but there's just that extra magic touch missing. I still have it on high rotation at the moment though, and i really love that album cover.
This about sums up my opinion. I still listen to their first one more though, and this one while I'm at work.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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it's a really nice album but unfortunately not AS good as their self-titled
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