Vampire Weekend have the first real big release of 2010 coming up with their sophomore album,Contra. Even though the album has yet to leak (could change at any point), the guys are sampling it over at Myspace. Stereogum seems to like the album in their review, though they don’t seem immediately enthusiastic like they did with the CD-R or the band’s debut album.
“In the end, Contra‘s a satisfying listen. It’s not mind-blowing. Neither was the first album. It’s not what they do,” they write. “But hey, it’s not as easy as it looks making consistently charming songs, songs that will cut across critical and popular boundaries and likely earn the band even more fans in 2010.”
Contra is out 1/12 via XL.