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  • Summary: David Jost produces the German band's second English language album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. While Tokio Hotel may not have matured enough to hang with the big boys yet, they are most certainly the dark horses pacing up and down the Disney fringe.
  2. Humanoid is no less appealingly shiny than its 2007 stateside debut, "Scream." But with the exception of the song 'Automatic,' an instantly catchy chunk of bubble-grunge perfection, it does have fewer killer melodies, which allows more of your brain to focus on Kaulitz's lyrics.
  3. This music doesn't particularly sound like it was created by human beings, but it's no doubt close enough for their many fans.
  4. With the exception of 'Hey You' and 'World Behind My Wall,' the album is melodically anemic and strangely low-key. Subtle is not a mode that suits Kaulitz.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Dec 4, 2010
    10
    One year and 47 listens later, this refuses to lose any of its' punch for me. While it, like its' predecessor, continues to be unable to beatOne year and 47 listens later, this refuses to lose any of its' punch for me. While it, like its' predecessor, continues to be unable to beat 2007's "Zimmer 483", it certainly comes closer than "Scream" in doing so. From start to finish it is an epic saga, covering soft, touching songs like "Zoom Into Me" which appears later on in the album, and epic rock ballads such as "Noise" and "Screamin'", which, respectively, open and close the deluxe edition of the album. Lyrically the album isn't in any sense of the word bad, in fact it's very adequate for a German-to-English translation, however what has improved in instrumental skill and sound has been lost slightly in lyrical ability compared to "Humanoid"'s predecessor. Nonetheless, the album is a perfect example of how Tokio Hotel's general sound and ability have matured over the past three years. It doesn't pull any punches and it certainly doesn't lose any gas from start to finish. A perfect 10/10 despite the few flaws that it does have.
    Top Songs:
    "Phantomrider"
    "Humanoid"
    "Noise"
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  2. Mar 6, 2011
    10
    This is my favourite album ever. Every song has a meaning and the melodies are just breathtaking! I love the new sound and Bill's voice isThis is my favourite album ever. Every song has a meaning and the melodies are just breathtaking! I love the new sound and Bill's voice is just incredible! :) Expand
  3. May 17, 2013
    10
    I don't know about you, but I really liked this album! It has so meaningful lyrics and yes, in some parts it may sounds a little bit autoI don't know about you, but I really liked this album! It has so meaningful lyrics and yes, in some parts it may sounds a little bit auto tuned, but it's still an awesome album! Expand
  4. Aug 25, 2010
    8
    Humanoid shows a good amount of musical growth from Tokio Hotel's previous release, Scream. The lyrics on the English version of this albumHumanoid shows a good amount of musical growth from Tokio Hotel's previous release, Scream. The lyrics on the English version of this album have quite a few horrendously awkward and/or shallow moments, but considering that the band members are from Germany, what can one expect? The lyrics on the German release are much better. The depth of the lyrics has decreased a notch or two from 'Scream,' but that lack is made up for by the electronic elements that were added to the music. There is still room for improvement (mostly in the English lyrics), but Humanoid definitely shows musical progression. On the other hand, most of the bonus songs were terrible. There was a reason those songs didn't make it on the actual album. Now, 'Alien' and 'Phantomrider' weren't bad, but then again, they were real 'album' songs on the German version. The true bonus material - Attention, Down on You, That Day, and Screamin' - were all tinged with the disgusting flavor of over-production and selling out. It should be noted, though, that many of the failures on Humanoid were co-written by The Matrix - a production group that has a tendency towards mainstream pop music. The end result of the collaboration between The Matrix and Tokio Hotel seems to be a failure. The Matrix produces a good deal of amazing pop music and the like, but they just don't merge with Tokio Hotel.

    In the end, Humanoid pulls through with wonderful melodies and diversity. All of the songs have a distinct sound, but the album is still cohesive. It's definitely worth a listen. If you find yourself enjoying the sound but not the lyrics, it might help to check out the German edition and a few on-line lyric translation sites.
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  5. KateS
    Oct 8, 2009
    0
    The worst album of the decade, its so crap.
  6. JhonatanY
    Oct 18, 2009
    0
    This albums sucks.
  7. Jan 25, 2012
    0
    WTF how dare they classify this stupid band as pop-punk, real pop-punk is green day, blink-182, and My Chemical Romance not this garbage!WTF how dare they classify this stupid band as pop-punk, real pop-punk is green day, blink-182, and My Chemical Romance not this garbage! Worst album ever by the gayest band ever and by gay I dont mean it in a homophobic way. Expand

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