Friday, January 14, 2011

Rebuttal: Tapes 'n Tapes — Outside

Boy, Pitchfork just fell right the hell out of love with Tapes 'n Tapes after their first record. This isn't the first time we've seen this (I can't remember a specific example off the top of my head, nor do I care to think about it for too terribly long, but you know I'm right.)

It wasn't just them, though. The Loon blew everyone's skirt up so hard they couldn't see to drive their Vespas, and then they all straight turned on Tapes 'n Tapes when Walk it Off came out. The shift in public (read: blog) opinion was seismic. What the hell, did Roman Polanski join the band between records?

I never understood what happened. It was so bad that I even started to kinda feel sorry for the guys. And that sucks, because The Loon was a good record, Walk It Off was a good record, and—get ready for it—Outside is also a good record.

It's more like The Loon than Walk It Off (y'all scared them, obviously), but it doesn't feel like a rehash or a "Look guys, we're sorry! It's us again! Never mind that middle one!" It still feels like (apologies for the platitude) an evolution. I don't know what else to say about it, except:
Dear Tapes 'n Tapes, I'm sorry people acted messed up towards you. I hope you'll forgive us and keep making music.
Love,  Pitchfork Ain't Right  
P.S. You're way better than a 5.5 in my book.

Tapes 'N Tapes — Badaboom

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