My vote, too. I listen to this album like I brush my teeth: twice a day, in a state of arousal.
I really wish I liked that Vampire Weekend album.
I might as well go ahead and vote for this too. Yesterday, I listened to everything that comes out next week that could possibly be a contender, but I still think Monomania is the album of the month/year. The new Kylesa and Skinny Puppy ain't nothin' to fuk with though...both really good albums. also: The National > Vampire Weekend > Daft Punk still holds true after listening to them all at least 5 times. y'all cray
Biting humor aside, I'm curious to hear why you thought so little of RAM.
I can't speak for him. But the reason I don't like it is I just find it... lacklust. It's a very, very solid album. But it's so forgettable imo. I thought that it would grow on me, but after about 5 listens it just gets more and more tedious to sit through. Maybe it was the fact that I had so much hype built up for it in my mind. Or maybe it's because I wasn't expecting a 100% disco record. It has some amazing moments, but as a whole I think Vampire Weekend, National, and Deerhunter all have put out better albums as a whole.
I hate to sound like that guy but it really just isn't the DP record I wanted to hear. It's smooth, and groovy, and really good. But I just can't fully get into it. I do have high hopes for the remix album they have announced though.