Saturday, 9 February 2008

Why I don't Like Vampire Weekend



If you were to take the value of how much I know about African music, multiply it by a million, square it, divide it by the cube root of pi and raise it to a power of ten; it would still be zero. Vampire Weekend definitely have a vast amount more knowledge and enthusiasm for Afropop than myself, but is it really necessary for them to put on African accents in their songs?

Evidence: listen to 'Blake's Got a New Face'. It is straight out of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

6 comments:

Julie Oakley said...

Any band who can refer to the Oxford comma is OK by me. Accents sound american to me

Flo (your sister) said...

I love Vampire Weekend. They don't sound African silly boy.

Tom OMG said...

Family - you are all wrong.

MehMuzic said...

I dont get it, all that really matters is if they sound good, and i think they sound Great!:]]
i love this band!

Tom OMG said...

It's not that they are terrible musicians, just the voices really put me off listening to them.

heySHELBY said...

i kinda like the band,
you dont?