Elephant Shell - Tokyo Police Club
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  • Summary: The Canadian indie rock band releases its first full-length album after two well-received EPs.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Tokyo Police Club's reliance on sounds and forms, namely the borderline hackneyed tropes of the 21st century's neat-freak take on post-punk, that can all be found elsewhere. Bands rarely combine ingredients this stale into something this fresh.
  2. Though its follow-up full-length, Elephant Shell, doesn't disappoint, neither does it surprise too much.
  3. There are moments here worth savoring-- the wickedly resourceful arrangement of 'Graves,' for starters--but not a lot that sticks.
  4. It's all over long before the lack of variety can become a problem. [June 2008, p.148]
  5. Transcendent tracks like 'Your English is Good' and 'In a Cave' indicate that there’s still room to grow on subsequent Tokyo Police Club releases. But for now, the band seems to have lost its mojo.
  6. TPC keep their songs taut and mostly under three minutes, so Elephant Shell whips by in a charging whirl of indie rock urgency but skips on substance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16