Vampire Weekend (album)

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Vampire Weekend is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Vampire Weekend, released on January 29, 2008 by XL Recordings.wikipedia
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Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Vampire Weekend, released on January 29, 2008 by XL Recordings.
The band's first album Vampire Weekend (2008)—which included the singles "Mansard Roof", "A-Punk", "Oxford Comma", "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa", and "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance"—was acclaimed by critics for its world music influences.

Rostam Batmanglij

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The album was produced by band member Rostam Batmanglij, with mixing assistance from Jeff Curtin and Shane Stoneback. Rostam Batmanglij – organ, Chamberlin, piano, harpsichord, guitar, vocals, drum and synth programming, shaker
Vampire Weekend (as a part of Vampire Weekend) (2008)

Ezra Koenig

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Ezra Koenig – lead vocals, guitar, piano, hand drum
Their eponymous debut album arrived on January 29, 2008, and by the end of the year they had performed on Saturday Night Live, played for 40,000 fans at England's Glastonbury festival and sold nearly half a million albums.

Graceland (album)

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Paul Simon has spoken out in favour of the album, responding to the derision of some for perceived similarities to Simon's 1986 album Graceland.
The latter faced particular criticism that their 2008 debut album was too similar to Graceland, due to its origins in African music.

Chris Baio

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Chris Baio – bass
A year after Baio graduated, Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut album was released.

Rock music

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Vampire Weekend is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Vampire Weekend, released on January 29, 2008 by XL Recordings.

XL Recordings

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Vampire Weekend is the eponymous debut studio album by American rock band Vampire Weekend, released on January 29, 2008 by XL Recordings.

Columbia University

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Its cover photo is a Polaroid picture from one of their early shows in Columbia University. The album's cover depicts the chandelier in St. Anthony Hall, a Columbia University semi-secret society.

Billboard 200

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In the United States, the album sold over 27,001 copies in the first week of its release, debuting at number 17 on the Billboard 200 and as of 20 January 2010, has sold nearly half a million copies.

Time (magazine)

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The album was ranked as the 5th-best album of 2008 by Time, the 56th-best album of the decade by Rolling Stone and 51st on Pitchforks list of the Top 200 Albums of the 2000s.

Rolling Stone

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The album was ranked as the 5th-best album of 2008 by Time, the 56th-best album of the decade by Rolling Stone and 51st on Pitchforks list of the Top 200 Albums of the 2000s. In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked the album number 430 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

Pitchfork (website)

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The album was ranked as the 5th-best album of 2008 by Time, the 56th-best album of the decade by Rolling Stone and 51st on Pitchforks list of the Top 200 Albums of the 2000s.

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked the album number 430 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

Brooklyn

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The album was recorded in a variety of environments including a basement where there was "a good set up for recording drums", a barn, the apartments of two band members, and Tree Fort studio in Brooklyn.

St. Anthony Hall

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The album's cover depicts the chandelier in St. Anthony Hall, a Columbia University semi-secret society.

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The album's cover depicts the chandelier in St. Anthony Hall, a Columbia University semi-secret society.

Chamberlin

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Rostam Batmanglij – organ, Chamberlin, piano, harpsichord, guitar, vocals, drum and synth programming, shaker

Chris Tomson

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Christopher Tomson – drums, guitar

Joe LaPorta

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Joe LaPorta – mastering assistance