Website: -


 +5Posted on Jan 13th, 2011 | re: The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010 (145 comments)

Tokyo Police Club – Champ. Great album.

 0Posted on Jan 10th, 2011 | re: Stereogum's Top 50 Albums Of 2010 (390 comments)

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.

 0Posted on Jan 10th, 2011 | re: Double Take: Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (185 comments)

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.