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Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla
Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock


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All Artists: Grandaddy
Title: Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 10/11/2005
Album Type: EP, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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My First Ever Review
Alex | Seattle, WA | 12/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Okay, so this is my first review, but I was forced to do it because reviews for this EP make me so angry. I believe people are misunderstanding the point of this album. The album was inspired by a lifted pickup truck Jason Lytle saw at Lake Tahoe with a license plate that read "ToddZilla". Some of the more uncharacteristic songs on the album are inspired by the thought of what this "Todd Zilla" guy must be like. Thus you end up with songs like Pull The Curtains with it's explicit lyrics and Florida, which are meant to be written from Todd's viewpoint, not Jason Lytle. With that said, the album is quite solid with the exception of A Valley Son and Cinderland, which are certainly B-Side material for Grandaddy, thus the 4 stars. Give songs like Goodbye a listen all the way through and tell me that outro alone (at 3:20) is not worth it."
Not an album for pretentious twats
Charlie Thomson | Australia | 04/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't believe the rubbish I've been reading about this EP. It's a case of damned if you do, damned if you don't, if Grandaddy had brought out an EP Facsimile of 'Sumday' the reviews would have all read the same 'not breaking any new ground' etc. etc. For those of us that aren't Prententious, Elitist Twats and actually 'like Music' in all it's various forms this EP has much to offer. It's a journey of contrasts in which Grandaddy digress in unexpected ways, i.e. the much maligned 'Cinderland' & 'Florida'. Though to 'Digress' in this case is a wonderful change from the 'converstion' we all just had with 'Sumday'. Grandaddy do a excellent job of serving up an EP of great texture and extremes, so effectively, it's a pity it didn't continue this pattern to 11 or 12 songs to create what may have been a very worthy follow-up album to 'Sumday'. It may have been treated differently to the 'Disposable Status' that these Critics love to Pigeon hole these EP's into. Real Music enthusiasts are looking for Music to explore and enjoy, and if you can ignore 'Critics' for the sake of 'Critics' you will warm to this EP that is perfectly accessable to those who don't have to stroke their ego by being dismissive."