Vampire Weekend's new album Modern Vampires of the City (as opposed to Archaic Vampires of the Sticks I guess) comes out on May 6. Videos for the first two singles betray a hatred for Saabs and a fascination with midtown. Perhaps more importantly, VW's sound has evolved from what everyone else says sounds like Paul Simon's Graceland (and what I think sounds like early Police) into something much less distinctive. The lyrics are still sharp, so sharp that they actually included all of them in the video for "Step" lest we miss references to Angkor Wat, Croesus, Modest Mouse, and Run-DMC (i.e., Tougher Than Leather). I liked their first two albums enough to roll the dice on the third but I'm worried that they've given up on what made them interesting.