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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the indie rock trio from Northern Ireland was recorded by Jacknife Lee and features guest appearances from Mokoomba and Open Mike Eagle.
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  • Record Label: Glassnote Entertainment Group
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 21, 2019
    90
    Two Door Cinema Club have learnt how to harness their mainstream power while taking creative risks. They pay off almost every time.
  2. Jun 17, 2019
    90
    The three piece are as creative and alluring than ever before, and it solidifies the band’s place at the top of their game. Through wide-eyed vulnerability and reflective song writing, False Alarm is a game-changing record for the future of indie-rock.
  3. 80
    This is an album of bold, aggressive regeneration that does not fall short.
  4. Jun 14, 2019
    80
    False Alarm is a colorful, good time album by a band that's maturing, and having fun at the same time.
  5. 80
    On False Alarm, though, they offer something that proves they’re still worth paying attention to.
  6. 60
    Two Door’s fourth effort is far from a wall-to-wall success, but for a band who could so easily continue to tread their affable, well-worn path around arenas and festival main stages without a sideward step (as many of their indie contemporaries have and will continue to do), the risks and experimentation here are very welcome.
  7. Jun 14, 2019
    40
    Some of the results feel either commonplace or, worse, flimsy and annoying – perhaps unwittingly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 27, 2019
    8
    This album is far from the smash hit indie-rock aesthetics of Tourist History. Instead, a more electronic-pop rock vibe defines Two DoorThis album is far from the smash hit indie-rock aesthetics of Tourist History. Instead, a more electronic-pop rock vibe defines Two Door Cinema Club on this album. A little inconsistent on track quality. This is not their best album, but it does admittedly contain some strong singles that prove Sam Halliday and the crew are still going strong.
    Recommended Tracks: Break, Dirty Air, Already Gone.
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  2. Jun 21, 2019
    6
    totally disappointed!! i expect that the new album gonna be more bizarre than the other album's. but it not.
  3. Jun 21, 2019
    6
    Two Door Cinema Club's "False Alarm" is a decent listen, with nearly every song being a nod to such 80s synthpop / new wave luminaries likeTwo Door Cinema Club's "False Alarm" is a decent listen, with nearly every song being a nod to such 80s synthpop / new wave luminaries like New Order, INXS, and The Cure. This formula seems to work for the first three songs or so, but after a while, the energy of all these hyper synthpop anthems gets tiring. In the midst of all the 80s-esque sounds, "So Many People" and "Dirty Air" seem to be the highlights of the record with Alex Trimble doing his best Michael Hutchence impression in the latter, which isn't bad at all.

    The newest effort from the Irish group is a good one. It just gets boring and stretched out after three or four songs.
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