Tokyo Sex Destruction
1. Stories From The Neighbourhood
2. Dope And Love
7 years after their debut, they come up with their best record yet. Unrecognisable at some times, TSD have picked up the best of their influences to build songs in an upper level, according to their impressing live career all around the world, from Canada to Slovenia, from Russia to the USA. With RM Sinclair added to the line-up (though he's been with the band for four intense live-playing years), bass lines are more brilliant than ever, and fit perfectly with JM Sinclair drums and RR Sinclair polished guitars.
Closer than ever to the Philadelphia Sound and Shaft soundtracks, this collection of songs is a winner. The amazing "Dope and Love" that opens the album is probably the best melodic tune TSD have ever written. Hits like "Cold Sweat", with a spectacular falsetto by RJ Sinclair at his best just pushes it forward. Full of groove and black pulse, of swing ("Move it"), also less untamed than on their previous albums (still with wild moments like "It's gonna be alright") and far more sexual... And, like a cherry on the top, the beautiful "I think you lie" which could have been written by Jagger and Richards.
A huge album that well-deserved the spanish band that has played outside Spain in more occasions than in Spain! Many of us were waiting for an album like this. After their debut "Le Red Soul Communittee" (BCore, 02), that gave them an unexpected popularity worldwide, came "Black noise is the new sound!" (BCore, 04) and "5th Avenue South" (BCore, 05): effective rock and roll, straight-forward without a quarter, with punk and soul as main fuel. Since then, a giant step forward has been made with this record, and we hope the album leads them back to the road very soon.