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Contra is the second album by American indie rock band Vampire Weekend, released in January 2010 on XL Recordings. It debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 200. The album title is intended as a thematic allegory and a complex reference to the Nicaraguan counter-revolutionaries, the 1980 The Clash album Sandinista!, and partially to the Contra video game.

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The lyrics of "I Think UR a Contra" include the phrase "Complete Control", the title of a Clash… read more



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  • Avatar for Highpy
  • Avatar for Aartmusic
    Is this the 'Pet Sounds' of our generation?
  • Avatar for AcidBlotter1
    Contra > MVOTC
  • Avatar for natetastic
    lovelovleolve it, such a perfect album
  • Avatar for icicle241286
    The first great record of the 2010s?
  • Avatar for dennisvanweezel
    Who is that woman on the cover? She is beautiful.
  • Avatar for marctruant
    I tried really hard not to like this band for years, because I was dumb and trying to be contrarian or w/e. But just recently I began listening to this album, and holy shit. Absolutely beautiful. Always leaves me feeling pleasant.
  • Avatar for sofadecouro
    this album is so underrated. [3] It takes some time for it to grow, but when it does and you understand the whole idea, its pretty amazing
  • Avatar for ReyGoing
    this album is so underrated. [2]
  • Avatar for prttyvisitors
    this album is so underrated.

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