I have really been enjoying Vampire Weekend’s Contra over the last couple of weeks. It has tons of energy, great tunes and a wonderful Afrocentric sound. Songs that jumped out at me right away were “White Sky” and “Cousins,” the songs that convinced me to take that trip to Waterloo Records. The other songs are also enjoyable and growing on me. I also had an interesting thought. It really really reminds me of Paul Simon’s Graceland album. I know I’m not the first to recognize that. Compare the two videos below and see if you don’t agree.