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End of the year playlist- #5- Vampire Weekend- A-Punk

December 18th, 2008

Peel away all of the hype and Vampire Weekend’s eponymous debut sounds like a bunch of Ivy League grads trying to impress their sociology professor. That’s not to begrudge this former-Columbia University quartet — their album is a solid first effort with a couple moments of brilliance, including this number. “A Punk” is a detached break up song, a short a blast of Afro-pop, clocking in at just over two minutes. Hit repeat — go back and catch all the textured instruments and lyrics you missed the first time around.

 

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