Timez Are Weird These Days - Theophilus London
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  • Summary: The Brooklyn-based rapper makes his major-label debut, with producers Dave Sitek and John Hill.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Timez Are Weird These Days is the perfect example of what London is capable of, snatching elements of popular music from across the decades to create a sound that's both nostalgic and refreshing.
  2. Jul 21, 2011
    Unlike the legends of BK past, London doesn't riff on drugs and housing projects, which in and of itself earns him a fair shot. He may be redefining what it means to be a rapper in the 21st century, but it wouldn't hurt if he practiced more rules of the game before changing it.
  3. Sep 21, 2011
    On paper, everything about Timez Are Weird These Days lends itself to an ostentatious dose of elite, Hoxtonite posturing. But there's substance beneath the style, a welcome human quality to withstand the opulent demi-house compositions.
  4. Jul 19, 2011
    The 23-year-old Trinidad- born Brooklyn MC's neo-retro hip-hop mashes up TV on the Radio's vocal cadences, old-school break-dance beats and the forlorn melodic tug of a Smiths fan (he dropped This Charming Mixtape in 2009).
  5. It may not be game-changing and it'll be slaughtered by those who have a hatred of hipsters/fun. But it's harmless entertainment, and London gets full marks for what he's best at--experimentation.
  6. Jul 28, 2011
    Deep, wobbly bass, twinkling synths, crisp programmed drums and esoteric guest spots by Holly Miranda and Tegan and Sara's Sara Quin seem crafted with blogs in mind, ensuring the album's freshness in the moment but leaving it vulnerable once the hype dies down.
  7. Sep 12, 2011
    What stands out are shallow hooks ("I Stand Alone"), disjointed memoirs ("Love Is Real"), and the painful lyrical repetition of "Girls Girls $" littering a nightclub-ready canvas. "Stop It."

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  1. Jul 21, 2011
    This is a great CD that inspirational and easy to listen to. London did a nice job on this project and I have to recognize him for it. NiceThis is a great CD that inspirational and easy to listen to. London did a nice job on this project and I have to recognize him for it. Nice Cd.