Music is Serious Business
, especially for snobbish, pretentious hipsters such as myself. It's difficult for me to appreciate anything on the radio. That's were Todd comes in.
Being a music reviewer, Todd in the Shadows (AKA TITS
), Todd helps point out what's specifically wrong with all the annoying overplayed songs that its difficult to escape even if you never once turn your radio on. Whether it's unintentional Lyrical Dissonance
, terrible beats, atrocious singing, general boredom, or the truly bizarre and out of place, Todd will beat it down. More than that, though, Todd points out songs (or parts of songs) that are better, and composes top ten best song of the year lists. This has helped me move past thinking that everything on the pop charts after the mid-90s is crap.
As a comedian, Todd is fairly competent in his own right. Though some of his jokes are hackneyed (e.g. the classic "getting wasted during the review" gag), he manages to pull them off fairly well, and even steps into brilliant originality at some points.
That said, other than his subject matter, Todd is still a pretty typical TGWTG Caustic Critic
. Entertainment wise, he's still inferior to The Cinema Snob
(if only because CS is not like every other reviewer on the site), but of all the other features on the first page, Todd is a close second for me.