Vampire Weekend and the Virtues of Nuance

In 2020, after a six and a half year long hiatus, the band Vampire Weekend won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for their new record “Father of the Bride”. This was the band’s third nomination in the category and second win, firmly cementing them as a mainstream critical and commercial success. Quite a long way to go, some would say, for what was once considered to be the most indie band of the indie bands, perhaps signified by nothing better than than the small print words finding no place to hide on the white cover of this, their fourth and most recent album which read “SONY MUSIC”.

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