Tokio Hotel: Are the Fans More Crazy Than the Band Is Lame? Or Vice-Versa?
Perhaps it's not that evident for a casual observer, but this week is painfully slow for new music releases. It is my job to select one album that comes out every Tuesday and find some reviews of said album to post on Up On The Sun for my Review Roundup. Some weeks it's difficult to choose just one album to feature, other weeks it's difficult to find just one album. This week being the latter, I had to settle on Teflon Don, the fourth album from Miami rapper Rick Ross. It's a great album, but I had to rely on Amazon.com's bestseller list to find it, and that is something I don't necessarily relish doing.
First things first, let's look at what was said in the original post from this Tuesday:
That's not to say that anything good is being released today, but when Kidz Bop 18 and Tokio Hotel round out the top three for Amazon's new releases, it hardly constitutes a solid day for new music.
That one sentence is the only mention of Tokio Hotel in the entire post. I didn't tag the post with "Tokio Hotel" nor did I embed the band's name in any photos used.
You're right, Tokio Hotel's international acclaim isn't lame. The fact that the third biggest album on Amazon for this week is a live album -- a live album with zero new material -- from a German pop group lead by an androgynous, Pete Burns worshipping young man that doesn't quite have the same amount of fame in the US as they do elsewhere is, in fact, lame.
Kid A: "I like Tokio Hotel."
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