Tourist

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 64
  2. Negative: 11 out of 64

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  1. JohnR
    May 3, 2005
    4
    A recipe for narcolepsy (sp). Man, this one is slowwwwww. The forced drama is extended and repeated and soothed into you....yawwnnnn.
  2. matta
    Jul 6, 2005
    5
    Not quite as bad as the critics score would indicate, but pretty damn close. Lots of critics have said that they are a crappy version of coldplay but I think that this album is just barely below X and Y. If you're looking for truly thought-provoking indie/british rock, look elsewhere--Athlete is pretty much on the same emotional level as your standard emo/screamo band.
  3. AlbertoM
    Aug 4, 2005
    4
    Coldplay was born as a Radiohead clone. Then they became theirselves. Now we've got Coldplay clones. It gets tiring...
  4. JakeC
    Apr 14, 2005
    5
    I got the CD given too me and I would have sold it but I serioulsy didn't want anybody to be ripped off, the store or the buyer
  5. RobC
    Nov 29, 2006
    4
    Just one or two good songs. They came late, the bri-pop wave is not here anymore.
Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. Unfortunately "Tourist" is derivative in only a one-dimensional sense: its imagination stopping where Wayne Coyne’s begins.
  2. Athlete seem to have found a formula in the studio and left the autopliot in reverse.
  3. Drama in music works perfectly fine in mediated, tactical doses, but for Tourist, the stakes are unrealistically high.