Review: Vampire Weekend "Modern Vampires of the City"

The quartet of Columbia alumni continues to mature, trading Afrobeat flavors for indie ballads and introspective ’70s-style songwriting.
By Jon D'Auria ,

The quartet of Columbia alumni continues to mature, trading Afrobeat flavors for indie ballads and introspective ’70s-style songwriting. Chris Baio supports the proceedings with a Rickenbacker 4003 and an Eminence electric upright, bellowing on the melancholic track “Hudson” and bringing his trademark fast plucking, muted style to “Diane Young” and “Finger Back.”