It’s not exactly a homerun, but it’s a pretty good track. The problem with Vampire Weekend’s second album, like so many, is how they are going to establish themselves are more than just that upper-westside-soweto or whatever the fuck they described their catchy pop sound as. There’s going to be a tricky balance of not alienating the fans they’ve made while still pushing their sound into new territory.
Still, if pushing ahead meads losing their meathead fan-base (i.e. Greek row [not to stereotype or anything]) then I would be okay with that.