Timez Are Weird These Days [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
One of the mixtapes from this Brooklyn MC/singer, I Want You, featured a title track that took almost as many liberties with Marvin Gaye as a Hennessy ad campaign. Here, with his debut for Reprise, Theophilus London playfully swipes imagery from the man who wrote "I Want You," Leon Ware; the cover of Timez Are Weird These Days mirrors that of Ware's self-titled album from 1982, just as his other releases referenced older album covers. It indicates that Timez might not be that much different from those releases, rather than the crossover-aiming overhaul one might expect from major-label involvement. Sure enough, Timez is no shake-up, rooted in impish party-soundtrack ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
One of the mixtapes from this Brooklyn MC/singer, I Want You, featured a title track that took almost as many liberties with Marvin Gaye as a Hennessy ad campaign. Here, with his debut for Reprise, Theophilus London playfully swipes imagery from the man who wrote "I Want You," Leon Ware; the cover of Timez Are Weird These Days mirrors that of Ware's self-titled album from 1982, just as his other releases referenced older album covers. It indicates that Timez might not be that much different from those releases, rather than the crossover-aiming overhaul one might expect from major-label involvement. Sure enough, Timez is no shake-up, rooted in impish party-soundtrack material. While this is the most concentrated and focused London release, boasting a relatively tight set of productions from John Hill (Santigold, Amanda Blank), Jocko (Robyn), Foreign Born's Ariel Rechtshaid (We Are Scientists), and TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, most of the tracks have the same effect provided by the mixtape material. On the surface, the album is pleasurable, largely upbeat and bouncy -- a rock-rap hybrid inspired by the pop appeal of new wave, occasionally sweetened with flashes of early '80s funk. London is most charming when he's given some space and sings, as he does very sweetly in the chorus of "Why Even Try," featuring Tegan & Sara's Sara Quin.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2011
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624966098
  • Catalog Number: 524269
  • Sales rank: 70,173

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Last Name London (3:46)
  2. 2 Love is Real (3:45)
  3. 3 Wine and Chocolates (3:42)
  4. 4 All Around the World (3:47)
  5. 5 She's Great (Interlude) (0:05)
  6. 6 Why Even Try (4:20)
  7. 7 Stop It (3:05)
  8. 8 Girls Girls $ (3:10)
  9. 9 One Last Time (4:24)
  10. 10 Lighthouse (3:32)
  11. 11 I Stand Alone (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Theophilus London Primary Artist, Drums, Background Vocals
Steve Hill Drums
Dan Carey Bass
David Andrew Sitek Guitar
John Morrical Guitar, Keyboards
Hunter Perrin Guitar
Holly Miranda Vocals
John Hill Guitar, Keyboards
Guia Golden Vocals
Cherie Camacho Vocals
Orla Carey Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Edwin Birdsong Composer
Alexis Smith Engineer
Ariel Rechtshaid Composer, Producer, Engineer
Dan Carey Engineer
Joakim Åhlund Composer
Sara Quin Composer
David Andrew Sitek Composer, Producer
John Morrical Engineer
Jaleel Bunton Composer
Zeph Sowers Engineer
Justin Raisen Composer
Theophilus London Composer
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
John Hill Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Laura Sisk Engineer
Jahan Zeb Malik Composer
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