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Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom

Release Date: May 30, 2006

Genre(s): Rock, Electronic, Alternative

Record label: Ipecac


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Album Review: Peeping Tom by Peeping Tom

Fantastic, Based on 1 Critic

AllMusic - 90
Based on rating 9/10

All of this should come as no shock: if Patton is anything, he's self-aware. He knows exactly what he's doing when he gets VH1-friendly songbird Norah Jones to sing "The truth kinda hurts, don't it motherfucker?" on "Sucker," and he knows just how mockingly clever it comes off when he sings "I know that assholes grow on trees/But I'm here to trim the leaves" on "Don't Even Trip. " Of course, all this smirking could be interpreted as Patton acting cooler-than-thou about the modern musical landscape, but on closer inspection, Peeping Tom is too fastidiously crafted to be a mere middle finger aimed at the mainstream music scene.

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