We've lost track of the hype-backlash-hype-backlash cycle that aims to tell us whether it's currently "cool" to likeVampire Weekend
or not -- but who really cares. The band's sophomore album,Contra
, achieved the previously unthinkable feat of scoring number one on the Billboard charts. It was welcome proof that there is, perhaps, a market for Ivy League rock if it's groovy enough. (Please hand us a sweater, we're catching a chill down here in Hades).
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