For the week of 7/9/2012…

“Campus” by Vampire Weekend

This is the sixth track on Vampire Weekend’s self-titled debut album, which I currently have in my car.  The band’s sound on this album — African-influenced Baroque pop-rock, or whatever you want to call it — makes for wonderful summertime listening.  “Campus” is my favorite song on the album; it’s probably no coincidence that musically it’s also the most Strokes-esque of the bunch (while still sticking to Vampire Weekend’s unique sound, of course).

I really love the repeated couplet at the end:  “In the afternoon, you’re out on the stone and grass/and I’m sleeping on the balcony after class.”  Very evocative.

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