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Well, we can only hope (for their sakes) that they don't get over hyped to the point where I actually want to kill them because of it.
Posted by Liam on Thursday, 01.31.08 @ 18:10pm
That is a pretty good album. I wouldn't even start discussing hall-worthiness yet. Still, between these guys and Times New Viking, '08 is off to a fine start (not to mention the as-yet unreleased Bob Mould coming out in February, and having already heard it, it's not bad).
Posted by William on Thursday, 01.31.08 @ 19:22pm
i don't know...I quite like the album, and I'd guess that the band are pretty talented, but I just can't really "gel" with the album.
Posted by Liam on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 14:47pm
Wow! I just got this album and I concur withthe accolades they have received. Now, would VW be considered innovative as hell for integrating African rumba and other afro-pop, or did somone like Paul Simon "beat them to it" with Graceland simply because he utilized some South African music?
Posted by shawn on Sunday, 05.4.08 @ 16:39pm
I can definitely hear all those in VW, and someone I know said "The '00s Cars," which I could understand.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 05.5.08 @ 04:24am
Cool Liam; will do. How about this '08 Bob Mould that William spoke of - any thoughts on that?
Posted by shawn on Monday, 05.5.08 @ 08:44am
I've not listened to it yet, but I've heard "Stupid Now" and "The Silence Between Us," both of which are pretty good. Not on par with Husker Du, but would you expect it to be?
Posted by Liam on Monday, 05.5.08 @ 09:40am
Don't forget "Rings Around the World", Liam
Posted by denyo on Monday, 12.22.08 @ 16:53pm
Only one album out... an excellent one however... but impossible to tell at this stage...
Posted by Pierrot on Wednesday, 03.18.09 @ 19:45pm
Contra is amazing. I think it might be better than their first. They're in, I'm almost positive.
Posted by chase on Tuesday, 01.12.10 @ 22:53pm
They're not bad but they're good enough to make the cut either.
Posted by Brittany on Monday, 09.27.10 @ 08:07am
sorry i meant, they are NOT good enought to make the cut in the hall. sorryy...
Posted by Brittany on Monday, 09.27.10 @ 08:08am
Frankly, I think they're a little overrated. Yeah, their first album was good. It had some killer tunes. But is it really the 430th greatest album of all time? I'd say no. A lot of the songs got a little boring after a few spins also. Haven't listened to their other two albums just yet.
Posted by Daniel on Monday, 07.8.13 @ 12:51pm
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