Tourist History

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Though Two Door Cinema Club's music is resolutely indie at heart, the band released its early singles on the hip, largely electronic imprint Kitsuné. After listening to Tourist History, what the label heard in them becomes clear: Two Door Cinema Club craft immaculate pop that is infectious almost to a fault. On songs like their calling card "Something Good Can Work," nimble guitars and drums -- both live and programmed -- propel yearning verses and big, hopeful choruses perfect for shouting along to. Alex Trimble's boyish vocals recall Phoenix's Thomas Mars and the Postal Service's Ben Gibbard, and indeed, Two Door Cinema Club is just as adept as those bands are at ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Though Two Door Cinema Club's music is resolutely indie at heart, the band released its early singles on the hip, largely electronic imprint Kitsuné. After listening to Tourist History, what the label heard in them becomes clear: Two Door Cinema Club craft immaculate pop that is infectious almost to a fault. On songs like their calling card "Something Good Can Work," nimble guitars and drums -- both live and programmed -- propel yearning verses and big, hopeful choruses perfect for shouting along to. Alex Trimble's boyish vocals recall Phoenix's Thomas Mars and the Postal Service's Ben Gibbard, and indeed, Two Door Cinema Club is just as adept as those bands are at fusing rock and electronic sounds into a smooth, sleek whole. Whether it's the laser-like synths that ricochet through "Come Back Home"'s verses or streaking textures on "Do You Want It All?," this hybrid never feels contrived or overcooked. And unlike some of their contemporaries, a unique urgency runs through Tourist History: even when trying to slow down, as on "Undercover Martyn," the band gets carried away and the song picks up to Two Door Cinema Club's usual brisk pace. For most of Tourist History, they stay on the right side of the fine line between consistency and monotony, and as the album unfolds, the band throws some curves into its almost scientifically perfect pop songs. "Cigarettes in the Theatre"'s trumpet solo harks back to the mid-'80s heyday of sophisti-pop, while "I Can Talk"'s playfully sampled backing vocals show a wit that extends to lyrics like "Eat That Up, It's Good for You"'s "You would look a little better/Don't you know/If you just wore less makeup." While Two Door Cinema Club don't yet have the flawless style or emotional weight of some of their influences, Tourist History just gets catchier and more stylized as it goes on, offering a promising foundation for the band to embellish with even more personality next time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2010
  • Label: Glassnote
  • UPC: 892038002275
  • Catalog Number: 110
  • Sales rank: 6,990

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Two Door Cinema Club Primary Artist
Tal Amiran Drums
Technical Credits
Mike Marsh Mastering
Eliot James Producer, Engineer
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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    LOVE LOVE LOVE I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS ALBUM IVE BEEN IN LOVE WI

    LOVE LOVE LOVE I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS ALBUM IVE BEEN IN LOVE WITH IT FORA AGES TDCC CAN DO NO WRON G

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    This album may just be one of my favourite, if not my absolute f

    This album may just be one of my favourite, if not my absolute favourite, album EVER. It is that good. Each song is so different, yet they are similar enough for it to work as an album. Some are sad, and others are happier. The riffs and lyrics are clever and catchy, yet not being overly repetitive. I've listened to this album for over a year and it still hasn't gotten old.
    Plus they are absolutely FANTASTIC live. It was my first concert, and the best day of my life.
    So buy this, you won't regret it. Also, GET PUMPED FOR BEACON!
    <3tdcc

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  • Posted January 4, 2011

    great album!!

    My friend introduced me to this band and I immediately feel in love with them! The album is amazing and many of the songs could be potential chart toppers.I recently saw them live and I gained a lot of respect for them. In this day and age when many performers lip sync or sound completely different live, they sound even better live! This band,in my opinion, is the real deal and hopefully one day they'll get the recognition they deserve. Don't believe me? go on YouTube and look up "two door cinema club poker face". If you like good music,buy this album!

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    Amazing

    To sum this album up in one word would be way too hard. The moment you put your headphones on, or crank your speakers up, you arrive in a blissful place that you wish you could stay in forever. In all honestly, the worst part of the album was when it ended. I cannot think of a single flaw that threw off the balance of this album.

    This album was fantastic. And not to mention, this was Two Door cinema Club's first EP. Halfway through the album, I was already excited to hear their next album (if they make one). I still am eagerly awaiting future news of their next studio album. Their songs combine to create a poppy, danceable, electronic masterpiece. Songs like Cigarettes in the Theatre, Undercover Martyn, and What You Know left me singing their clever, well written lyrics long after I finished listening. Every part of the song fits exactly where it needs to.

    This album was no mere pop album. The music was well written and brought a new take up on the already overflowing genre of "indie rock". I find myself wishing more bands were like them, but am also thankful they are so recognizable.

    One of my favorite things about Two Door Cinema Club's album, Tourist History is the versatility of it. It's true that when you hear a Two Door Cinema Club song, you can immediately tell it's them. But having your own sound and making every song sound the same is completely different. Each song has its own style, and is just one piece of this fantastic puzzle of sound. You never get tired of listening to this album because every song you hear by them reminds you of the feeling you had discovering them for the first time.

    Listening to TDCC is like having a birthday party with all of your closest friends, at your favorite place, doing your favorite activities. It's exciting, fun, and mesmerizing. And when it's all over, you wish everyday could be like that one. All in all, for anyone questioning themselves if they want this album or not, the answer is simple: You don't Want it, you NEED it. So stop reading this review and go buy it.

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