Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle. Idol is gearing up for a hell of a 2018 with a bunch of teasers in the waning moments of 2017 that should do no less than to whet your appetite for an incredible year in music. In this case? Just one of Maniac’s very favorite things, Tokyo’s Dots, who have their first full-length album coming out in January — but you can get a full preview of the whole dang thing beginning right now if you know what’s good for you:
— ・・・・・・・・・ (@dotstokyo) December 18, 2017
OTOTOY, where so much of my time and money gets spent
I’m deliberately withholding my reaction to this album, as I can only imagine its majesty and refuse to be sucked into anything prematurely — since when has Homicidols.com ever jumped the gun on anything? — though I can say that I was hype upon hype from the first moment that I heard that the motherhubbard Dots were giving up their album for free listens.
Like, I’m sure that this must be an early contender for Best Something of 2018; go ahead and show me a single Dots release that’s been anything less than completely, life-definingly splendid, and I’ll buy you a Coke right now, which is a thing that I’ll never have to do because Dots has never been anything less than completely, life-definingly splendid. This album is hot just on its hype. It’s a shame [spoiler alert] that the community didn’t select Dots for a single Best of 2017 award, because, musically and artistically, they’re a class apart from any other thing in idol, and still only getting better.
So download that thing. Listen to it. Then tell me how hard your mind was blown, or your life was changed, or you quit your job to become an indie idol producer except that you need to move to Japan, which you won’t ultimately do, so instead you content yourself to follow random nationals of yours who take up this whole idol business and whose example you allow to convince you that you, too, can make idol work in your country. That’s a long-ass sentence! But the Dots deserve my strangulation of the English language, damn it all. Enjoy that ish.