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Tokyo Police Club – Champ. Great album.
I didn’t read through all the where is?! where is?! banter, so I apologize by perpetuating the debate BUT:
WHERE THE HELL IS TOKYO POLICE CLUB “CHAMP”? Come on now! Dislike every other album I listened to this year, Champ was that hidden gem that I could listen to in it’s entirety, over and over again. TPC made something amazing.
Consider that my asinine, poorly reasoned venom.
Is anyone else sick of all the MBDTF praise? The best album of the year? Seriously? Don’t get me wrong, I jumped on the band wagon and bought the cd and thought that some of it wasn’t half bad – but the best album of 2010? Nope. Not a chance. There is no soul behind it – none of that heart-wrenching pull that Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs had for example. It’s one dimensional. Sure it has the clever rhymes, amazing beats/samples, etc., but what’s behind the music? This isn’t a shot at rap in general by the way – from my own experiences I’ve heard some rap that has captured the emotional dimension of a song better than indie or the other stereotypical genres that are associated with concept albums. But enough of this MBDTF stuff. We get it – Kanye is a big deal in pop culture, and rightly so. We all listened to the music, we all read the reviews, and, undoubtedly, we all disagreed a little bit with the critics. So enough already, and get MBDTF out from number one on the top fifty lists please.