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Weekly Poll: Favorite Vampire Weekend Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Henry, Jan 2, 2020.



  1. Vampire Weekend

    10 vote(s)
  2. Contra

    16 vote(s)
  3. Modern Vampires of the City

    39 vote(s)
  4. Father of the Bride

    11 vote(s)
  1. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    Rank em, tell us why, or just pick one.

    Link to all of the other polls here. You can leave suggestions for new polls there or here. Whatevs.
  2. Kuri44


  3. TJ Wells

    Trusted Prestigious

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  4. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    New album is the first one I've really enjoyed.
  5. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    This is tough for me. Father of the Bride feels like technically their best, but that first album was SO fresh and I might still call it my favorite. Modern Vampires is def my least favorite, even though everyone else seems to think it's their best.
  6. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    VW = Contra

    All fantastic tho
  7. MV

    just really started liking VW and Contra right before FOTB came out. I still would probably not have the urge to listen to s/t although I think it's pretty good now, but I really did fall in love with Contra
  8. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    Contra all day but I really love them all.
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  9. Maybevictor

    @maybevictor Prestigious

    FOTB is my favorite but I’m gonna have to give it to modern vampires because Step / Hannah Hunt are stupid good and the album is executed with a lot of precision.

    FOTB is fun and looser but modern vampires feels like a statement.
  10. Matthewconte

    Regular Supporter

    Can't believe it but it's now definitely Father of the Bride
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  11. ghostedaway

    bryan Prestigious

    Modern Vampires for sure
  12. Owlex

    free snewt Prestigious

    Man this is really tough. Honestly I think that I like each one a bit more than the last. But FOTB and Vampires is a toss up
  13. Steve_JustAGuy


    It's Modern Vampires by a mile for me. That came out in my early 20s, and was part of the soundtrack of really special time for me personally.
  14. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

  15. Surfwax

    bring on the major leagues


    Second half of Modern Vampires is the weakest part of their discography
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  16. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    I always thought I was a self titled person until I saw the live show and realized FOTB is the one. It doesn’t cohere like the rest of the albums but it’s stacked with great tracks.
  17. skoopy


    Modern vampires by a decent margin.
  18. DaydreamNation

    what's in here won't disappear Supporter

    Contra remains a classic as well, but I gotta go with MVOTC
  19. Michael

    Regular Bitch

    C > S/T > FOTB > MVOTC
  20. Steeeve Perry


    I like them all but FOTB aligns with my tastes the best.
  21. radiodead Jan 8, 2020
    (Last edited: Jan 8, 2020)


    1. Modern Vampires of the City
    2. Contra
    3. Father of the Bride
    4. Vampire Weekend

    My least favorite is most definitely the Self Titled. It’s a great record, one that I loved dearly when it came out but it just doesn’t hold up to the other 3. It’s got some great tunes, classics even, but it’s got 3-4 of the weakest VW songs imo.

    The other 3 I could probably flip flop on on any given day. There is so much to love on FotB. But I think the darkness of MVotC is the most appealing to me. It has their best songs. Contra is kind of that overlooked dark horse that is semi under appreciated because it’s sandwiched between the debut and arguably their most heralded album. When ever I go back to it I am consistently surprised by how strong it is.

    I put the top 3 in order of what usually spends the most time on my top spot.

    Bonus, top 5 VW songs:
    1. “Don’t Lie”
    2. “I Think Ur a Contra”
    3. “Ya Hey”
    4. “Step”
    5. “Harmony Hall”
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  22. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I truly hate Ya Hey, with a firey passion
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  23. Maybevictor

    @maybevictor Prestigious

    The piano that plays during the “in the dark of this place” pre chorus part is so good.

    my top 5 right now would go:

    1. Step
    2. Unbearably White
    3. Giving Up The Gun (the “Morning” version they’ve been playing on tour based on the extended mix specially)
    4. Hannah Hunt
    5. Harmony Hall

    Could easily swap some of these for Bambina, This Life, Sympathy, Ya Hey, or Diane Young depending on the day. Step is really the only clear cut top choice for me. Though.