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4.0 out of 5 stars
Young, charming and brilliant - but there's more..., 25 Feb. 2007
There are some bands that release an album or an EP and you can tell they have much more to offer, Tokyo Police Club is one of those bands. Even though this album is great, I can tell these Canadian indie rockers have so much more to give, a wider pallete to envision, this is just a taster.
From the pounding drum rhythms of the first track you can tell you are about to be taken on a ride, Tokyo Police Club take the listener to an outer world where robots enslave mankind (Citizens Of Tomorrow) to where a time when love is illegal (Cheer It On.
Nature Of The Experiment is their single and it rages with glorious synths and tremelo picking guitars, in fact, almost every track has tremelo pikcing, which may become samey after a while, but that is TPC's sound. The drumming is constant, the bass is bold and punchy and the keyboards are errie and spacey. David Monks voice is charming and slow, as if he hasn't slept for days, but never sounds bored, the end of Shoulders & Arms is strangly moving.
Of course no first album is without hitches, as I said before the guitar is rather samey, and sparse. The songs are very short and seem to be about the same thing. Still there is much to like here, the songs are catchy and my personal favourite Citizens Of Tomorrow is a fantastic tune, and last song La Ferrassie is haunting aswell as beautiful.