Vampire Weekend   Only God Was Above Us
3.8
excellent
Release Date: 2024
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4.9 classicWinesburgohio STAFF | April 1st 24

Only 5.0 Classic Is Above It.

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2.0 poorAlbum Rating: 3.5 sputnik has become a cesspool of miserable old men who can't handle bands changing up their sound anymore. that and posers who are unable to find their own voice and enjoyment. STAFF | April 5th 24

Get the routlette wheel out bois

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4.5 superbAmericanFlagAsh | April 5th 24

In before Johnny gives this a 2.5
Edit: 0.5, nice


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2.7 averageErwann S. STAFF | April 9th 24

I never got into these lads' indie pop, and this overdramatic yet dull record will not change that. They manage to make catchy muzak hollow.

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4.0 excellentbrandaao | April 5th 24

Surprised by how much I'm digging this. 'The Surfer' is a jam

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3.5 greatGene Gol-Jonsson CONTRIBUTOR | April 25th 24

Rich kids having the luxury of time and resources to focus on their artistic passion is something that has existed in music since time immemorial, yet still makes my blood come close to boil. That said, pretty fun and quirky album. Melikes.

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4.5 superbComatorium. | April 7th 24

Modern Vampires is probably always going to be their peak for me, but this is delightful. A great release AND it pisses off Sputnik's resident edgelord who couldn't get a real job reviewing music. Wins all around.

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4.5 superbFaraudo | April 5th 24

I never thought they could top Modern Vampires or their debut, they might've just done that with Only God Was Above Us. Will probably bump this to a 5 in the near future.

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5.0 classicSowing STAFF | March 30th 24

This is going to obliterate expectations, I can feel it in my bones.

Edit: The prophecy has been fulfilled.


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5.0 classicLucman | April 8th 24

Genuinely feels like I'm listening to an album like Funeral or Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck for the first time again.

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5.0 classicnewsteamchannel4 | April 5th 24

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh SHIT

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3.5 greatlz41 | June 16th 24

"Only God Was Above Us" begins with a quiet and resigned "Fuck the world" and ends with a ragged declaration of hope that the human spirit will outlive all of civilisation's institutions. In between you've got anti-capitalist dogma backed by fitful, cracked and delightfully absurd music ranging from indie heart-howlers and baroque carnival ditties. Vampire Weekend dare to look pretentious, super-serious and open-hearted on this album and for that I dip my lid to them. Best songs: 'Connect', 'The Surfer', 'Pravda', 'Hope'

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3.0 goodajcollins15 | April 11th 24

"Only God Was Above Us" unabashedly embodies the quintessential Vampire Weekend style, which may prove challenging for those, like myself, who aren't particularly fond of their exaggerated indie aesthetic. Despite this, the album does offer some striking moments, such as the progressive pop energy of "Connect" or the exquisite beauty of "Pravda". However, I find it difficult to fully immerse myself in "Only God Was Above Us" from start to finish.

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4.5 superbiGuter | April 9th 24

ONLY GOD WAS ABOVE US, brings a sprawling array of emotions with creative arrangements that journey through the sights, sounds, and culture of their old city, from their perspective. The exploration of NYC feels jaunty and melancholic, but feels hopeful by the end. Another excellent record from the band, but, to me, it might be my favorite.

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