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Contra

Artist
TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresIndie Rock, Indie Pop
LabelsXL Recordings
Length36:40
Ranked#19 for 2010 , #905 all-time
Reviews :  0
Comments :  1
Total votes :  1
Rating :  90 / 100
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Track listing (Songs)

Title Length Rating Votes
1. Horchata 3:26 - 0
2. White Sky 2:58 - 0
3. Holiday 2:18 - 0
4. California English 2:30 - 0
5. Taxi Cab 3:55 - 0
6. Run 3:52 - 0
7. Cousins 2:25 - 0
8. Giving Up the Gun 4:46 - 0
9. Diplomat's Son 6:01 - 0
10. I Think Ur a Contra 4:29 - 0
iTunes Bonus Track
11. Giant 2:50 - 0
12. California English: Part 2 2:57 - 0

Line-up (Members)

  • Ezra Koenig : Lead Vocals; Guitar on "Holiday", "California English", "Run", and "Cousins"; Keyboard on "Horchata"; Piano on "I Think Ur a Contra"
  • Rostam Batmanglij : Piano; background Vocals; Vocal harmonies; Keyboards; harpsichord; VSS-30; Drum; synth; sampler programming; Lead Vocals on bridge of "Diplomat's Son"; Guitar on "White Sky", "Holiday", "California English", "Taxi Cab", "Cousins", "Giving Up the Gun", "Diplomat's Son" and "I Think Ur a Contra"; shakers; hand Drum; snares on "Diplomat's Son"
  • Christopher Tomson : Drums
  • Chris Baio : Bass; background Vocals on "White Sky" and "California English"; additional synth on "California English"

Guest / session musicians

  • Mauro Refosco : marimbas, rebolo, zabumba, shekere, shakers, auxiliary percussion on "Horchata"
  • Marcus Farrar : shekere, auxiliary percussion on "Horchata"
  • Libby Gery : background vocals on "Giving Up the Gun"
  • Anne Donlon : background vocals on "Horchata" and "Giving Up the Gun"
  • Nat Baldwin : double bass on "Horchata", "Taxi Cab" and "Giving Up the Gun"
  • Jonathan Chu : violin, viola on "Horchata", "California English", "Taxi Cab" and "Diplomat's Son"
  • Hamilton Berry : cello on "Horchata", "California English", "Taxi Cab", "Giving Up the Gun", "Diplomat's Son" and "I Think Ur a Contra"
  • Seth Rosenfeld : cello on "Giving Up the Gun"
  • Jesse Novak : additional instrumentation on "Giving Up the Gun"
  • Jeff Curtin : hand drums on "Giving Up the Gun" and "I Think Ur a Contra", shakers on "I Think Ur a Contra"
  • Shane Stoneback : shaker on "I Think Ur a Contra"

Contra Comments

 (90/100)
발매 당시 음악계를 들었다 놨다한 앨범. 독특하면서도 유쾌한 곡들로 가득한 양질의 곡들로 가득합니다.

Vampire Weekend Discography

Album title Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
(2008) Studio 100 1 0
(2010) Studio 90 1 0
(2013) Studio - 0 0
(2019) Studio - 0 0