In my mid-year wrapup a couple of weeks ago, I noted how strong I thought the quality of music has been in these first six months of 2013. Given that, it seemed appropriate to pay tribute to some songs that have been in heavy rotation for me in what is turning out to be a very hot summer.
The more I listen to Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City," the stronger it sounds. Which is pretty amazing, considering that the last album didn't do all that much for me.
"Diane Young," Vampire Weekend, from the summer of 2013.