Vampire Weekend

Father of the Bride


This album was released 11 weeks ago.

71% ±13% 24 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Hold You Now (feat. Danielle Haim)
2 Harmony Hall
3 Bambina
4 This Life
5 Big Blue
6 How Long?
7 Unbearably White
8 Rich Man
9 Married in a Gold Rush (feat. Danielle Haim)
10 My Mistake
11 Sympathy
12 Sunflower (feat. Steve Lacy)
13 Flower Moon (feat. Steve Lacy)
14 2021
15 We Belong Together (feat. Danielle Haim)
16 Stranger
17 Spring Snow
18 Jerusalem, New York, Berlin
Rating Source
71% 4WIM Rating
87% Consequence of Sound I’m gonna die.’” When it came time to write Father of the Bride, the band’s first album since, Koenig took a long break to figure out what comes next.
80% Laut
80% New Musical Express The song is loose, funky and a reminder that, actually, they’ve not been taking themselves too seriously at all.
80% Exclaim! Music Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride By Matt Bobkin Published Apr 29, 2019 8 Much has been made about Vampire Weekend's aesthetic, from the polo shirts and boat shoes dress code that usurped attention in their early days to the thematically aligned album covers of their first three albums, featuring curated photo stills from different decades that all felt plucked from the same world.
80% The Guardian Six years ago, as Vampire Weekend released their last album, frontman Ezra Koenig reflected on their progress.
80% The Telegraph It’s been six years since we last heard from Vampire Weekend, the preppy American guitar band that marries slinky afrobeat licks with indie rock swagger, and gorgeous pop melodies with lyrics so smart you might need a degree (or Wikipedia) to decipher them.
80% DIY Magazine All which could reasonably have led fans to expect an album rife with experimentation and hip hop influences, a tearing up of the band’s script.
80% The Firenote With that said, the sequencing of the album and balance of longer next to shorter tracks keeps it from lagging too much and this grandiose type of return allowed for some different approaches.
80% The Skinny Quizzed on why his artists’ records were often so sprawling in length, Simon Cowell once said that "nobody ever complains that you’ve given them too much music."Obvious points of comparison between Cowell and Ezra Koenig do not spring to mind readily but, as the uncommonly prominent Sony Music logo on the cover of this fourth Vampire Weekend album reminds us, the two are now operating under the same umbrella.
80% Under the Radar Magazine May 14, 2019 Web Exclusive By Conrad Duncan Just over 10 years on from their debut, Vampire Weekend already feel like a relic from the Obama era.
80% Record Collector For a band so concerned with arrangement, it’s peculiar how often their earlier works, in aspiring to a Graceland teardown, finished up as wonky assemblages that felt like one channel of a stereo mix.
75% The 405 Ever since Vampire Weekend’s 2008 debut, listeners, critics and even scholars have endlessly pointed out the similarities that the band’s artistic output has to the films of director Wes Anderson.
70% God is in the TV Although lead singer Ezra Koenig still possesses his charming and intellectual identity, long term fans will initially notice that Vampire Weekend have developed a new country edge with far more straightforward lyrics on many of their new songs on this record.
70% Earbuddy You could almost judge the album by its shitty clipart cover in the case of Vampire Weekend‘s new album, Father of the Bride.
70% Soundblab Six years, one member departure (Rostam left in 2016, amicably), and a change to a major label later and we have Father of the Bride, the fourth album from Vampire Weekend.
70% Music OMH Six long years have passed since we last heard from Vampire Weekend, so much time that they almost seem emblematic of a different era.
70% No Ripcord Though not confirmed at the time, Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend's third effort, sounded like it'd be the last we'd hear from the then NYC outfit in a while.
67% Gaffa (Sweden)
65% The Line of Best Fit On Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend’s first album in six years, Koenig is becoming at ease with the present – like a loosening of muscles after years of holding them tense.
65% The Line of Best Fit On Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend’s first album in six years, Koenig is becoming at ease with the present – like a loosening of muscles after years of holding them tense.
60% Loud & Quiet Perhaps appropriately, then, it’s when Father of the Bride is at its baggiest that it feels most comfortable, its most welcoming songs also its longest.
53% Paste Magazine But in doing so, they lose what made them so good in the first place – unexpected and beautiful production and profound lyrics about contemporary life in a major city – and opt for sunny guitar licks and tired and, frankly, corny dad rock.
40% Irish Times Maybe that, at 18 songs stretched over 58 minutes, Vampire Weekend’s fourth album is too long for its own good.
33% Nöjesguiden Nu har det gått drygt tio år passerat sedan den upphetsande debuten,  och Vampire Weekend har gjort sitt fjärde album, det första på sex år.