The Very Best – Makes a King

Makes A King album - Vampire weekend

The Very Best has always been defined by geography. Vocalist Esau Mwamwaya hails from Lilongwe, Malawi, and bandmate Johan Hugo is a Swedish producer. They earned early attention with joyous samples and alterations of Western pop, transforming them into international super-jams. On their latest, Makes a King, they’re aided by guests who come with places to attach to their names: Senegalese vocalist Baaba Maal, London singer-songwriter Seye, and Chris Baio of the oh-so-New York City Vampire Weekend. Yet rather than pick up more detail in its sound, more vocabulary from more languages, Makes a King distills itself into a blurry amalgam without many specifics.

Release Date
April 07, 2015
Moshi Moshi
digital, vinyl, cd
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