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Dopest Albums of 2013

posted by Oscar December 12, 2013

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Continuing with our year-end lists, the second compilation we tackled focused on our favorite albums of the year. Instead of considering all full-length releases, we’ve separated albums and mixtapes into two different categories  so this list will focus on the more traditionally-inclined records and next week we’ll be announcing our list of favorite mixtapes. Some of our favorite releases include the return of Arcade Fire and the most anticipated record of the year, Kanye’s Yeezus. Again, this consists of our Top 12 releases but it is not a ranked list.

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Video: Vampire Weekend Debut Two New Songs; “Obvious Bicycle” and “Everlasting Arms”

posted by Oscar April 29, 2013

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At a hometown show, New York band Vampire Weekend premiered two new songs from their upcoming third LP Modern Vampires of the City. The Roseland Ballroom saw “Everlasting Arms” and “Obvious Bicycle,”  performed live for the first time last night. The Steve Buscemi-directed show was live streamed and now you can check out two high quality clips from the performance.

Modern Vampires of the City will be released on May 14th by XL Records, and the band is scheduled to play SNL on May 11th.

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