Tramp Stamps
We Got Drunk And Made An EP


2.0
poor

Review

by resident shit music stan USER (60 Reviews)
July 22nd, 2021 | 72 replies


Release Date: 07/16/2021 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I'd rather die than date another bad troll

With the rather unfortunate advent of TikTok, talentless would-be flashes-in-the-pan struggling to make it in the music industry have found a rather decent avenue to open themselves up to bigger exposure. Comedic acts designed solely to piss people off have also found a new way to drive teeny-bopper teenage girls and Twitter emos alike up the wall. One of these bands is pop punk outfit Tramp Stamps. Assuming you don't obsessively follow music drama, this all-female trio has gotten themselves into every single level of controversy imaginable: accusations of everything from inauthenticity, being punk posers, racism, homophobia, and even working with Dr. Luke; it's pretty hard to come by anyone with even cursory knowledge of the band who didn't discover them due to their status as controversy magnets. Despite this, i'm fully convinced that this band is an elaborate troll—do you really expect a band marketing themselves as "pop punk" to have zero awareness of Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life" and only minimal knowledge of My Chemical Romance?

With that in mind, another piece of evidence pointing to these three existing solely to troll the TikTok community is their latest "masterpiece": We Got Drunk And Made An EP. For a band that so aggressively promotes themselves to be so pop punk, they pull far more influence from La Roux, 3OH!3 and modern Fall Out Boy than groups such as the aforementioned MCR and All Time Low, to the point where "electropop" is a far more accurate genre tag to slap on their music. Bar "I'd Rather Die", the music is light on guitars and heavy on synths; electronic instrumentation and auto-tune dominate all six tracks, which lyrically focus almost exclusively on sex (fitting the stereotype of "all top 40 pop is about sex and nothing else"). Despite the descriptors sounding dangerously close to the second coming of Blood on the Dance Floor, in all honesty the only truly offensive track is "1-800-miss-ur-guts", which fails to work even as a joke due to the horrendous lyricism:

Just a Tumblr girl
And a skater boy
Taking on the world
Stuck in Illinois

-"1-800-miss-ur-guts"

The production is your standard hypercompressed pop fare complementing the largely inoffensive pop found within the EP. Other than the fact that the band behind it is an elaborate troll putting minimal effort into the music, there isn't really much to go in-depth about when it comes to We Got Drunk And Made An EP, which makes sense considering that they couldn't even be bothered to make any effort when naming the EP. They're far from the next Tom MacDonald, but the brand of trolling that Tramp Stamps is trying to pull is only effective on the younger crowd, as the rest of us have seen it all before. It's unamusing, it's stupid, but it's forgettable. Don't feed them and they will leave us alone.



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Valzentia
July 22nd 2021


1156 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Album stream: https://open.spotify.com/album/4nkqe0F73MHiPOAO2puObk



There's no way this band isn't an unfunny troll

veninblazer
July 22nd 2021


12235 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I know the term "industry plant" is overused but this sure as shit fits.

Valzentia
July 22nd 2021


1156 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

except industry plant basically only means "any music I don't like"

zaruyache
July 22nd 2021


24318 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

fantano wasn't kidding when he mentioned the lulzy autotuning

Tranqyl
July 22nd 2021


432 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Oh, come on. If a band comes out of nowhere with a completely rebranded and inorganic image, doesn't know much/any of the roots of the culture/sound they're emulating, and has ties to big names in the industry - I'd wager the term is applicable. And that's all regardless of whether the music is good or bad.

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veninblazer
July 22nd 2021


12235 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

i know people falsely attribute the term to like, billie eilish and yungblud but if there was ever an act to get strapped with it that made sense, it's right here. this is the type of grating shite that Trebor thinks Amo is.

Supercoolguy64
July 22nd 2021


10702 Comments


Remember when everyone was making fun of them and they made that twitter post saying it was “ageism” lol

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naughtcturnal
July 22nd 2021


1938 Comments


queeriiiiingee

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zaruyache
July 22nd 2021


24318 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

i feel like industry plants are created by the businesses themselves, whereas this feels like it was more the product of industry nepotism through the womens' various connections to the industry itself, which just made it easier for them to get exposure.

Kompys2000
Contributing Reviewer
July 22nd 2021


6228 Comments


"Don't feed them and they will leave us alone"

Not exactly leading by example here are we

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Kompys2000
Contributing Reviewer
July 22nd 2021


6228 Comments


Also in order to be an """industry plant""" doesn't an artist have to, you know, actually be famous? This band seems no bigger than any other band who happens to get a few clickbait articles written about them.

Supercoolguy64
July 22nd 2021


10702 Comments


Not necessarily, isn’t the whole idea behind a plant is that whatever labels or producers basically get some musicians together in attempt to capitalize off whatever trend in music is currently big? And isn’t one of these guys married to an actor or something to boot?

parksungjoon
July 22nd 2021


33798 Comments


i am an industry plant

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veninblazer
July 22nd 2021


12235 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This is the type of project that kind of makes me want to rethink my rating system entirely again. Maybe I've been too harsh to every other album in my 1's.

parksungjoon
July 22nd 2021


33798 Comments


do whats best for u

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2021


58040 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

No industry backed group would put out something as bad as this

veninblazer
July 22nd 2021


12235 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Ehhh most of whats there is on the same level of trash anyway

Tranqyl
July 22nd 2021


432 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

When there's shit like Brokencyde or Onision's albums, I don't think this album quite warrants a 1. Hell, if there was an Olympic event for 'lack of creativity and outstanding hypocrisy' though, they'd certainly be a contender for first.

veninblazer
July 22nd 2021


12235 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Eh, nah, Brokencyde and Onion deserve way worse than a 1. RYM is gracious enough to let everyone use the 0.5 option, which leaves the 1's for crap like this.

parksungjoon
July 22nd 2021


33798 Comments


well tranq my counterpoint would be this:

how useful is it really to differentiate between fifty shades of shit? there's always gonna be something that's worse, is it really helpful to keep shifting your measuring stick based on that?

not trying to tell anyone how to do their thing, just offering a different perspective for debate's sake. the way i look at it these days is simply anything that's below a certain threshold gets the 1, even though some are way worse than others



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