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Tokyo Police Club - TPC (October 5, 2018) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by airik625, May 10, 2018.

  1. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    Might be jumping the gun a bit, but the article for the tour announcement earlier this month along with the new single, basically confirms a new album this year.

    Tokyo Police Club Announce 2018 North American Headline Tour - Dine Alone Records

    Even more exciting news, Rob Schnapf is set to produce.



    Force field was kind of a letdown for me. The two EPs were a lot of fun, but half of the tracks felt mediocre or forgettable. I have a lot of faith in Schnapf.
     
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  2. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

  3. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    new song is wayyy meh. dunno how this is the same band that wrote argentina at this point.
     
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  4. WOOOOOO
     
  5. smowashere

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    I’m obviously pumped.
     
  6. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Sigh...hercules is just as underwhelming as the EPs.
     
  7. Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    Was pretty meh on New Blues afraid to listen to this new song.
     
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  8. .K.

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    I hear the Oasis comparison. Wish they had the hint of punk attitude from Elephant Shell or Champ on some tracks. I get doing some different things and some I have liked. There’s just some I haven’t.
     
  9. smowashere

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    Oh snap!

     
  10. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    yay
     
  11. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    better than hercules. maybe i'm just burnt out on these guys but i'm not feeling either track at all. based on that article sounds like this might be their last one.
     
  12. wisdomfordebris

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    Yeah they’ve really lost whatever they had going
     
  13. wisdomfordebris

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    also didn't they say the exact same thing about the recording of forcefield? that their inspiration had fizzled out, they pushed through it, energized, not letting "the narrative" define them, etc.

    maybe they should just end the fucking thing already
     
  14. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    dont recall the press cycle for forcefield but how any band going through the motions could write argentina baffles me.
     
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  15. wisdomfordebris

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    argentina is great
     
  16. bedwettingcosmo

    i like bands who can't sing good Supporter

    i just went back and listened to it for the first time in a while and wow. its soo good. does not feel 8 and a half minutes long at all.
     
  17. wisdomfordebris

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    it does not feel 8.5 minutes long

    somehow, DLIFWYH does
     
  18. Vase Full Of Rocks

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    Argentina is one of their best songs. Top five.

    These songs would be good songs from anyone else, but really blah coming from them because the reason I loved TPC was their quirkiness and offbeat lyrics and it seems like they've just abandoned that aspect of themselves.
     
  19. smowashere

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    I wasn’t huge on Hercules, but I like the new one!

    Also Forcefield is a fantastic album.
     
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  20. Vase Full Of Rocks

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    Forcefield is fucking A+.
     
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  21. SEANoftheDEAD

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    New songs are okay.

    That said, I really really really miss TPC making music like they did on Elephant Shell and Champ.
     
  22. smowashere

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  23. wisdomfordebris

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    It’s better than the other songs but is it just me or have they gotten really good at making short songs feel way too long?
     
  24. Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    I'm worried this album is gonna be average sadly.
     
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  25. Vase Full Of Rocks

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    The thing that bothers me is that, and I hate being one of those people, but this isn't why I listened to TPC in the first place if you know what I mean. I didn't listen to them because they were writing stuff that could easily be written by other "a dime a dozen" bands. It was because they had really quirky lyrics and catchy hooks that felt unique. This just is completely devoid of that.

    It's a fine song, but it could have been anyone else.