Tokyo Police Club

TPC by Tokyo Police Club (8/10)

Exhausted by their unfulfilled quest for stardom, trash pop Canadian quartet Tokyo Police Club elected to call it quits. But before doing so, bassist/vocalist Dave Monks cajoled the others to go out with a bang, giving themselves permission to pen radio-hostile tracks like “Pigs,” an unrepentant diatribe against label executives, “Outtatime,” with its extended ambient outro. As well as one of the disc’s best, “Ready To Win,” an F-bomb laden paean to the necessity of repeated failure as a prerequisite to success. TPC strengthens the notion that music is best made unfiltered.

Rating: 8/10

TPC Dine Alone Records
Producer: Rob Schnapf