Yeah yeah yeah... Vampire Weekend...
Face it, had you not heard 'Holiday' 500+ times on those Honda/Tommy Hilfiger commercials, Contra would be on your list too. This album seems so old that it feels like it belongs on a Best of 2009 list. Who knows, maybe VW's next album will be that phenomenal flop that everyone thought Contra was going to be.
Best Songs: Diplomat's Son, Cousins, Taxi Cab
last.fm playcount: 238
Pitchfork lost their shit when Collector dropped in March, as did I... Pitchfork found their shit and packed it up when Pigeons dropped a few months later. They cited scatter-shot style and lack of narrative as the albums downfall. I was attracted to Pigeons because it was so random and quirky, variety ended up being its selling point for me.