Shopwrecker Nation is taking over!
This album not only keeps it crunk with its pounding bass, rhythmic beats and inspirational lyrics, it sends a positive message to people around the world; be yourself, and live life like your heart tells you. Isn't that all we need to thrive as a society, as a humanity?
Stylized? Maybe. Good? Yes.
Bucktown Tiger comes with his second album, changing up the routine from "Orange and Black: The Furst Album" to, what he calls, "Shop Wrecking". Hence the title of "Shop Music".
Coming from a small studio outside of his home, he comes out with his second set of lyrics that can be described as "nerdcore rap". With some of the intelligence that he brought with "Furst", he decides to completely throw that out and bring up a style that is his own. He writes it, he composes it, he records it, he produces it, he plugs it... With the help of his friends, of course.
As mentioned in the first track, "Four More Years", he talks about his uStream shows and many nights he showed the difficulties of making the album. From there, he moves on to exactly what he calls "shopwrecking", a dutiful coined term of taking what you can do and making the best of it... In this case, his music.
But still, what exactly IS a shopwrecker? The album describes it as being one who takes their area, large or small, and makes the best thing they can of their abilities. And according to his Twitter account, there's a lot of "shopwreckers" out there that is so aptly named "Shopwrecker Nation".
Bucktown's music can be described as stylized for being close to a fandom's group as you can get without moving outside of that group. Said fandom is the Furry Fandom. Understand, that yes, Furries may get a bad rap from people, but it was these people who promoted him to where he is now... It was those people who made sure that he kept pushing himself to release more and more music. For that, he dedicates his music to it and it shows. Mentions of the fandom, fursuiting, various anthropomorphic details (like paws) and the sort... It's all in a stylized fashion.
It's not bad, mind say. It's a good, dedicated following towards his group of people...
And now, it migrates to the digital distribution era.
Welcome Bucktown. You've made it.
Final verdict: Buy buy buy!