Many bands will find a pattern that works, get into the sort of mainstream spotlight, and then continue repeating that pattern so as to stay in said spotlight. It’s what’s been keeping the Flaming Lips going all these years, right?
But on this album, Vampire Weekend has really outdone themselves. This is such a huge step above and beyond what they’ve done before, I was so pleasantly surprised. I liked Vampire Weekend before, but compared to this their other music not just somehow seems less good.