Humanoid First they got Europe's tweens squealing, then Tokio Hotel crossed the Atlantic and repeated the feat here, though on a significantly smaller scale. On Humanoid… Humanoid First they got Europe's tweens squealing, then Tokio Hotel crossed the Atlantic and repeated the feat here, though on a significantly smaller scale. On Humanoid… 2009-10-02 Tokio Hotel Rock
Music Review

Humanoid (2009)

Tokio Hotel | GERMANS FROM TOKIO Tokio Hotel
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GERMANS FROM TOKIO Tokio Hotel
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Oct 02, 2009; Lead Performance: Tokio Hotel; Genre: Rock

First they got Europe's tweens squealing, then Tokio Hotel crossed the Atlantic and repeated the feat here, though on a significantly smaller scale. On Humanoid, their second English-language effort, the glammy Germans stick to their strengths, such as they are, piling tons of stadium-ready production on top of the band's strenuously enunciated yowling and industrial synth and guitar riffs. The album's title might be more appropriate than they realize: This music doesn't particularly sound like it was created by human beings, but it's no doubt close enough for their many fans. C

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Originally posted Sep 30, 2009 Published in issue #1069-1070 Oct 09, 2009 Order article reprints