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Forcefield, the fourth album from critically-lauded Tokyo Police Club will be released March 25 via Mom+Pop (US), and March 24 via Memphis Industries (UK). The new record is the band’s first release in four years, following 2010’s Champ which received widespread acclaim—Rolling Stone noted, “Rarely has crafting such high-velocity guitar pop seemed so easy,” while ... Read more in Amazon's Tokyo Police Club Store

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  • Audio CD (June 8, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: MOM & POP MUSIC
  • ASIN: B003HE2B5I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,950 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Favourite Food
2. Favourite Colour
3. Breakneck Speed
4. Wait Up (Boots of Danger)
5. Bambi
6. End of a Spark
7. Hands Reversed
8. Gone
9. Big Difference
10. Not Sick
11. Frankenstein

Editorial Reviews

Champ is the much-anticipated new album from Tokyo Police Club, due out on June 8th on mom+pop. The Newmarket Ontario quartet was hailed by Rolling Stone as poised to become the biggest Canadian export since Molson and Champ delivers on that promise. Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, the Vines) and led by the infectious new single, Wait Up (Boots of Danger) , Champ is a huge musical step forward for the band.
Champ follows up the band s 2008 debut album, Elephant Shell, which was celebrated by the likes of GQ, Elle, Spin, Rolling Stone and more- not to mention appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and Desperate Housewives. Champ s release will be followed by an exhaustive world tour, with the band already confirmed to tour with Passion Pit, appear at this year s Coachella and Bonnaroo festivals, before headlining their own dates

Customer Reviews

This album is the best album I've heard in a long time.
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I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is a fan of upbeat indie rock.
Xavier Bower
I don't love every song, but the majority are really quality.
Joel A Hovis

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By acoustic85 on June 9, 2010
Format: Audio CD
i was nervous that this album would disappoint in comparison to Elephant Shell, but i was very pleasantly surprised. Tokyo Police Club may have topped themselves with this one. the entire album is outstanding and original! stand out track: "Favourite Food"
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By J. Wahlgren on June 12, 2010
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I think the songwriting was compromised on this album. There isn't a Tessellate or In a Cave, but for the most part the album is still addictive and has catchy hooks, which I like. The first track is the best track, favorite food, and every track after that kind of falls short of duplicating this awesome track, but it does flow into one almost conceptual album under the umbrella of "champ." which i give them credit for. You'd have to try this yourself. It doesn't blow my socks off at first, but it still seems like TPC has something more, some more potential.
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By D. Olson on July 23, 2010
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I'm writing this review while listening to the song Wait Up (Boots of Danger) which is why I named the title of the review "fun album." It's just a fun song to listen to that puts you in a good mood, much like the rest of the album. If you enjoyed Elephant Shell I don't think you'll be disappointed with this one. You will definitely find yourself tapping your foot to the songs.
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By Xavier Bower on March 29, 2014
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This is by far their best album. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is a fan of upbeat indie rock.
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By Brian Oakes on October 29, 2013
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This album kept me alive this summer, driving to work and what-not. Very upbeat and catchy, I found myself singing every tune at the top of my lungs before long.
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By Joel A Hovis on December 31, 2012
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It's a really good indie album. It has an emotional fell that I found myself in the mood for quite a bit, kind of hard to describe. I don't love every song, but the majority are really quality.
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By Kujosbigheist on November 20, 2012
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It took me a while to buy this one. I initially heard 'Breakneck Speed' and thought that song was very well done and catchy. Though I have to admit, the first few times I listened to the record I was not thrilled. But it grew on me quickly after that. 'Gone' is probably my favorite on the record now. I have enjoyed this album quite a bit. It is definitely worth the money.
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"Catchiness" is funny thing to me, because as easy to love as it is, its also kind of cheap. "Champ" is more complex, more understated than the previous album, "Elephant shell", but its also not as catchy. "Champ" includes some slower, more sentimental songs that are new for the band, such as "Favorite Food" "Breakneck Speed" and "Hands Reversed". The more upbeat songs like "Favorite Color" "Frankenstein" and "Bambi" are all well-written and fun, but still aren't as gritty and upbeat songs from the last album.

Overall, really smart band and both albums are 5 stars.
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