Favorite Albums of 2013 – #8: Vampire Weekend

8. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

It’s amazing these guys are still creating high-quality music. So good, in fact, that Modern Vampires of the City is #1 on at least two year-end best-of lists. This is a more moody affair than previous attempts. Even though there are many beautiful songs — “Step” is incredible — not all are slow tempo and all seem to be about these guys maturing out of their college years and wondering why their friends aren’t following suit. (“Diane Young” = dying young. Get it?) Ok, so not everyone is into lyrics so just suffice it to say that the music is excellent. They’ve dropped their African noodlings and have made one of the best alternative pop albums of the year.

Favorite songs: “Obvious Bicycle” | “Step” | “Diane Young” | “Finger Back”

The entire list… so far.

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