“I love the wistful charms of the new Vampire Weekend album, exemplified by this great song”

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I love the wistful charms of the new Vampire Weekend album, exemplified by this great song

alexneedham74 10 May 2013

To know pop-music genealogy, thoroughly, you can’t just listen. Strain to hear – you’ll pick out the violins – the wood sound of pop’s great-great-great-grandfather: 17th-century German composer and one-hit wonder Johann Pachelbel. Pachelbel wrote The Canon and Gigue in D major, possibly as a gift for a friend’s wedding. The Canon in D, as it’s known today, trots out a chord progression that musicians have loved, adopted, groomed often and sundry – and all centuries after Pachelbel’s death, of course (in the 1990s especially). Here, Vampire Weekend inherits the progression in 2013’s “Step.” Unlike other surrogates (unlike ‘93 Pet Shop Boys in “Go West”), VW recalls the wedding context – a held-in sigh. Still, Pachelbel lives here in odd company, as songwriter Ezra Koenig also borrowed lyrically/melodically from ‘90s rap group Souls of Mischief, who borrowed melodically from ‘70s jazzist Grover Washington, Jr. In his own context, Koenig turns over expectant youth, and not without pain.   1

iprefernotto 1 Sep 2015

I'm not entirely sure what to say about this song except that catchy as all he*k and astoundingly layered

uublog 17 Aug 2015

#Bestof2013 I can't believe I didn't post anything from this album this year... I own it: the obviously Wes Anderson part of my brain.   4

robbfritz 5 Dec 2013

Tune.   3

edclarke 1 Dec 2013

Such a great song!

dorothywasright 30 Mar 2013