The Talkhouse is a newish website that invites musicians to write about music. (They were the party responsible when Lou Reed reviewed Yeezus.) And I’m just going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing it’ll be a while before the Talkhouse again contracts the services of one Ezra Koenig. The Vampire Weekend frontman just reviewed Drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same for the site, and Koenig probably did not expend the same effort on this one as he did on, say, the lyrics to “Hannah Hunt.”
After rating the album “10 outta 10,” Koenig admits that “I gotta be honest — I didn’t listen to the whole thing.” Then he goes off on a long tangent about an unfulfilling experience with Hans, the almost-certainly-fictional frontman of an almost-certainly-fictional Danish band. Panda Bear is involved. So are Koenig’s ex-wife and child, who do not exist. He keeps using the word “motherfuckers.” It’s weird. I can’t tell if this is Koenig’s high-minded attempt to subvert the entire structure of the record review or if it’s just something he wrote when he was drunk. Read it here and decide for yourself.