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I Sorta Like Tokio Hotel

Like the title of this article says, I sorta like Tokio Hotel. I say "sorta" because I'm still a little on the fence. I haven't quite decided what to make of the German band just yet. I mean, the lyrics and music are pretty darn good...but I'm not 100% there yet.

It's near impossible to peg Tokio Hotel for a specific genre - and I think that's great. The band has an amazingly unique sound - sort of melodic, a little pop with just a touch of "heavy" if you know what I mean.

If you're not familiar with Tokio Hotel, the album Scream is the place you want to start.

Here are a few video clips:


"Ready, Set, Go"

Reader Comments (24)

Tokio Hotel are like THE Teen-'It'-Band in Germany at the moment. Much like Backstreet Boys or Take That for their time. The teenage magazines are full of them and most of their fans are between 12 and 17 years old. They are also THE band to hate for everyone else. ;)
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXandra73
Are you fucking kidding me?
Allyson, first Britney Spears then Tokio Hotel?
Are you serious?
This band are like a boy band, they can´t play for shit, they have written like two of their lyrics.
Fucking posers.
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVince
what has happened to you?
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterr0ck0n
I don't like them.
I rooted for them to win the MTV award for best new artist, only because they were against crap pop singers, and they actually use instruments in their music.
But put them in with other bands, and they suck.

There are a lot of pop/rock bands out there better than them, which is probably what I would consider their music being.
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMakel
They are like Jonas Brothers with makeup.
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterArt
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterALEXX
I know this is your website Allyson, I think everyone realizes that. But, the site is titled "Bring Back Glam" maybe you should change the name of the people aren't mis-leaded...just a suggestion.
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
talk about "Dude Looks Like a Lady".....
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJay
I love Tokio Hotel, they are awesome!
December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJK
Yeah, Tokio Hotel is a great band. A nice change from the usual crap that gets thrown at us by mainstream media.
Although, in my opinion, their German songs are better than the English ones. More heart-felt.
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAch
Tokio Hotel is love! They're a real band that writes all their on lyrics and music. They ply the type of music that they want to no the type their steroiotypical fan likes. Thank for mentioning them!
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAshley
ok let me get this straight...u hate hinder but you sorda like tokyo hotel...youve lost you mind
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwarrant1390
You can go to to discover more about them! They're a fascinating band and I'm sure the forum will prove to be an interesting read as well.=)
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRaomina
I love Tokio Hotel! They are so amazing and have great personalities. They have the kind of look that makes you do a double take, which is always a plus, whether it's you wondering why the guitarist has dreds or if Bill is a boy or girl, it works. They make great music and have been a band for about 8 years now and all of them are 21 or younger. That's pretty amazing. O and btw, they write all of their lyrics and play amazing live.
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I adore Tokio Hotel!. Their music is Great!.
You have to see them perform Live! is really awesome!.
Bill Kaulitz is a showman! and he's so hot! :)
He's very unique and his style is so cool. From his awesome porcupine hair, to his makeup, clothes, voice and his personality, well everything!.

They are all very young (the kaulitz twins are just 19 and the other members are 20 and 21) and have already accomplished a lot. They have won many important awards all over the world.
Bill cowrites all of their songs.

Besides those songs you mentioned, I recommend you these songs too: Totgeliebt, Heilig, Spring Nicht, Hilf mir Fliegen, An deiner Seite....

I hope you wacth many different videos of them and continue listening to their songs and i'm sure your "sorta" will turn to a "really" soon! :D
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNicole
you clearly doesnt know a lot about tokio hotel. they can play, really good. and the leadsinger writes almost everyone of their songs, he doesnt write them alone, but he writes them with their manager and other people. so dont you say stuff you dont know a shit about.

i dont understand why people hates them, when they havent even listen to their songs. they have very good songs, and they are very talanted.
i personally think their german songs is much better then the english ones, even if the english ones is good too.

i understand why you allison "almost" like them, and im sure that you are gonna really like them in a while :)
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterisabelle
@isabelle: Please read the postings, before you insult me. All I said is that they are very popular at the moment, mainly with the teenagers. That's why I compared them with the other bands. And that a lot of people don't like them. All of this is the truth. I never said they don't write their own songs. I know they do. I also know few songs and I think it's sad they sing so much in English now - the German songs are better, they should try to get famous with those. Compromising is never a good thing.
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXandra73
Honestly, if you're waiting by the fence, I say hop it. You'll have more fun, and I can promise you, the only things in life that you regret are the things that you didn't do- and this, by far, will be one of the best things you could get yourself into :)

Can I suggest german songs and a forum? is a very good place.
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterxoxonikki
They also have some older fans, I'm 62 (Male) and like their music after I heard intensivley their songs.
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwerner19
As someone who was around for the Glam era the first time around, I just have just a few things to say:

Bill Kaulitz IS the most fabulous rocker since Bowie/Ziggy hit the stage. He has accurately been described as having more drama and Glam in his little finger than anybody else out there right now.

He's the bastard son of David Bowie and Cher. What else do you have to know?
December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVintage59

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