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A Lesson In Crime

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Cheer It On
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Nature Of The Experiment
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Citizens Of Tomorrow
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Shoulders & Arms
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If It Works
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Be Good
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La Ferrassie
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 7   Total Length: 16:19

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Lindsey Thomas

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Lindsey Thomas began writing about music as a snarky columnist for her high school newspaper. She has since become slightly less snarky, and has worked as an ed...more »

04.22.11
Tokyo Police Club, A Lesson In Crime
2006 | Label: Paper Bag Records / The Orchard

With its clean guitar lines and distorted vocals, Tokyo Police Club's "Cheer It On" sounds like the Strokes might have, had Julian Casablancas not been so obsessed with his own aloofness. But that's the only track on the Toronto quartet's debut that draws real comparison to that other band — these guys are just too jumpy for others to work. Fuzzed-out bass drives the beat, handclaps act as firecracker percussion and guitars ring with delay.… read more »

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I can listen to TPC every day and love it

illovich

Really, for whatever reason I just don't seem to tire of these guys.

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liked them better in concert

kajman

its not bad, but it does not draw me back for repeated listenings

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HELLL YEAH!

Contiveros

OPERATOR! THERE IS A PROBLEM! THIS ALBUM IS TOO SHORT!

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Short, sweet, and wonderful

whenelvisdied

I love the opening track, because I love when bands use their own name in the lyrics, and I love "Citizens of tomorrow" because who doesn't love songs about robot overlords. You'll like this.

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Yessir!

buquisha

Only clocks in at about 20 minutes, but unlike most EPs, which generally annoy me with their brevity, this actually does have the feel of an album -- and a good album at that. If I had to compare this to an existing band I've heard, I'd be tempted to choose The Unicorns, as there is a shared adrenaline and levity between the two. The Thermals are also a reasonable point of comparison. If you like to move and groove, you should love A Lesson in Crime.

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poopoo to eMusic canada.

jessepash

i also cannot download this...le garbage! why must you ostracize me from this EP when I have 7 downloads left! Caaannnaaadaaaaaa!

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Blast off!

paultaylor_2009

Guitar fans, in ALIC you have a yummy EP from a promising young band. Without a dull moment, this EP certainly places TPC into the "Bands to watch out for in the next couple years" category. (And now, if only they weren't doing a world tour with Weezer. hmmm.)

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This shit rocks

phermas

This album kicks your ass and takes names. Sounds like the strokes the yeah yeah yeahs and bloc party had some sort of strange love child. Then they sent it off to join some asian paramilitary organization. Short but sweet, a must have.

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Available in UK

fredrich

Click on name of band to find other version. It's damned good!!!

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Damned eMusic

Amity

Won't let me download this album (I'm in Canada).