Are Birds of Tokyo underrated/overrated?

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Underrated for mine.

They played a solid set today but I would've liked to have seen them be more brave and go with this instead of Lanterns for the finale.

 

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Their first two albums were pretty solid, but they were always pretty vanilla and teetering on the edge of cringey until going full-scale radio rock.

They had some pretty memorable choruses on Universes though.

Definitely overrated though.
 

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Their first two albums were pretty solid, but they were always pretty vanilla and teetering on the edge of cringey until going full-scale radio rock.

They had some pretty memorable choruses on Universes though.

Definitely overrated though.
Agree. Was really into them during Day One and Universes.

By the time the self titled album and songs such as Plans and Wild at Heart came out, I started to realise they were basically a pop band and had lost any kind of edge that I liked.

I still hear snippets of hooks or melodies in some of their songs that pricks my ears up, but I find them so ho hum and safe now that I have no interest.

Still love Wayside and Broken Bones though.
 
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