Editors’ Notes While some of the sounds that inform Vampire Weekend's brand of Afropop-influenced indie rock are more straightforward, such as Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel, others aren't as obvious. You wouldn't necessarily imagine the preppy four-piece finding inspiration in punk bands like The Clash and the Ramones, or in the ska-punk of Operation Ivy, but somehow it all makes sense.

SONG
ALBUM
Rudie Can't Fail
3:28
 
Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard
2:44
 
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
3:07
 
Up the Junction
3:11
 
Life During Wartime (Live)
5:51
 
The Modern Age
3:28
 
Save It for Later
3:33
 
Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
4:21
 
The Rat
4:22
 
Beat On the Brat
2:32
 
Step to My Girl
4:08
 
Armée guinéenne
3:50
 
Check the Rhime
3:36
 
You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
3:08
 
Under Me Sleng Teng
4:07
 
Crystal Blue Persuasions (Single Version)
4:03
 
This Is Where I Belong (Mono Mix)
2:22
 
Range Life
4:54
 
The Deserter
4:23
 
This Woman's Work
3:36
 
Solsbury Hill
4:21
 
Ooh La La
3:33
 

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