Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend is the debut studio album by American rock band Vampire Weekend, released on January 29, 2008 by XL Recordings. The album was produced by band member Rostam Batmanglij, with mixing assistance from Jeff Curtin and Shane Stoneback. Released after a year of building internet buzz, the album showcased the band’s unique hybrid of indie pop, chamber music, and Afropop influences.
In the United States, the album debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200.In the album’s 11th week in the UK chart, it peaked at number 15. The album also reached number 37 in Australia. It was accompanied by the singles “Mansard Roof“, “A-Punk“, “Oxford Comma“, “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa“, and “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance“.
The album was ranked as the 5th-best album of 2008 by Time, the 56th-best album of the decade by Rolling Stone and 51st on Pitchfork‘s list of the Top 200 Albums of the 2000s. In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked the album number 430 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time“.
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