- Record Label: Mom & Pop Music
- Release Date: Jun 8, 2010
- Summary: The Canadian four-piece returns with another album of catchy post-punk tunes, complete with the high energy and quirkiness Tokyo Police Club has cultivated throughout the years.
- Record Label: Mom & Pop Music
- Genre(s): Indie/Alternative
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|I'm on your team but I never know when you're not you never wear shoes without your socks you never tell anything to me I'm on your side but only...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 13 out of 20
Mixed: 7 out of 20
Negative: 0 out of 20
Slowed down and keyboarded up, these tunes make what cares they do bear seem lyrical--carefree.
Does this sophomore effort, then, live up to the expectations created by its predecessor? In most ways, yes. In others, perhaps not.
Again, like their previous work, 'Champ' is a short and sweet affair - but not one to miss or forget.
Champ sees Tokyo Police Club with a firmer grip on their sound, their vision, and their conquest; and although not destroying expectations, it makes good on a lot of the promises their earliest work showed off.
Under The RadarChamp, their second album, shows a slight advancement from Elephant Gun, with more complicated song structures and more creative instrumentation. [Summer 2010, p.86]
Give them a couple more albums, and this thoughtful young band might become a touchstone for the next generation of prematurely nostalgic indie-rock upstarts.
Q MagazineThey have their moments, including the electro-rock riffs on Bambi, but elsewhere the lack of variety soon grates. [Sep 2010, p.121]
Positive: 2 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 1 out of 3
Apr 2, 2022Champ from Tokyo Police Club is interesting and a great album with good songs although some are not as memorable as others
Jun 7, 2011Champ isn't a bad album. It has some good songs and the vocalist has a pretty original tinge to him, but there are other songs that are just aChamp isn't a bad album. It has some good songs and the vocalist has a pretty original tinge to him, but there are other songs that are just a bit boring. But I really did enjoy the album. Not perfect by any means. But they have my attention, and I'll be listening when they release their next album!… Expand
Oct 8, 2010Get this album, then delete all the songs except for Bambi and you will have one awesome album. All the others songs blend together and theGet this album, then delete all the songs except for Bambi and you will have one awesome album. All the others songs blend together and the vocals become annoying after a few listens… Expand
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