Tourist History - Two Door Cinema Club
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  • Summary: The Northern Ireland duo who remixed the Phoenix track "Lasso" releases its first full-length album produced by Eliot James.
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  1. Front and centre is impressive guitar work; the band’s got a knack for writing spring-loaded hooks that build into beautiful shoegaze-inspired swells.
  2. Overall, this is a fine debut album that does exactly what it says on the tin. While they won't win any points for innovation, Two Door Cinema Club are going to find their way into a lot of people's hearts during 2010.
  3. Their debut album is a short, sharp shock to the system. Yeah, they may look like a band that would steal your library books rather than your girlfriend, but that just makes us love them even more.
  4. While invention may not be a going concern, Two Door Cinema Club have proven on their maiden voyage that they jolly well know how to sway a crowd with infective pop gems and seemingly little sweat.
  5. Two Door Cinema Club show sporadic flashes of greatness and have an overall standard of songwriting which places them among the better new bands in the UK.
  6. There are some fiendishly catchy hooks and very occasionally a real quality to some of the songwriting, enough to suggest that there are better things to come from the young trio once simply aping the already done-to-death genre du jour has finally lost its appeal.
  7. Tourist History is heavy on big vocal melodies, jumpy guitar attack, and over all jubilance. [Spring 2010, p.66]

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
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  1. Jul 21, 2012
    This music makes my mood more better! So this album shows us an example of indie rock music. It's impossible not listened to every song 3-4 times or more! Expand
  2. Jun 15, 2011
    Very promising debut album by TDCC! Really dancey! Exciting riffs! Trimble's voice is one of the highest points of the album. You'll find yourself singing their sticky melodies after listening to Tourist History! Hope they can expand their sound in the next album, a big jump is waiting for them! Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    Very good cd! I was really surprised when i decided to "acquire" the cd. Great sound and lyrics. Very catchy tunes, I would recommend this to just about anyone Expand
  4. Aug 5, 2011
    Their style might not be all original, but what is sticks. For a first album this band has already shown a lot of character and potential, and that deserves major props. This is a band to keep an eye on. Expand
  5. Jun 12, 2012
    Very well put together deubt record from indie pop guitar band. A few of the singles off of this were used for a few different adverts so the record sounded pretty familiar to me even on my first listen. It's a good record - not sure how durable it will be but its a very accessible record. At it's core is basic indie guitar music with some very sleek production behind it. The tunes are good and there are no tracks that you'd want to skip over. It's like throwing Franz Ferdinand and Snow Patrol together and getting the best bits of both bands without the poorer elements. Time will tell if this band can go any further than this but really enjoyed their debut effort. Expand
  6. Oct 9, 2011
    Even with just one album, this beautiful "Tourist History", we can almost say that TDCC is the most promising indie-rock band that showed for this days. Electric guitars, akward lyrics and a different voice made this debut came out with pearls like "Something Good Can Work", "I Can Talk" and "Undercover Martyn", and just show the claws of this great band. Another thing to watch on. Expand
  7. May 13, 2011
    This album is catchy, but all the drum beats are basically the same. For a first album it works, but I'll be interested to see if the next expands the sound. Expand

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