‘Tourist History‘, the début studio album from the Northern Irish indie band, Two Door Cinema Club, was released February 2010 and it was not without positive reviews. The indie band sky-rocketed to quick fame with the release of singles such as ‘I Can Talk‘ and ‘Undercover Martyn‘.
When listening to this album, I thought that it was a vibrant, eclectic mix of fast-paced bass and guitar. Their music gives off quite a pop-punk, upbeat, techno sound. Especially when listening to the deluxe edition of the album. The normal edition of the album is comprised of 10 normal songs. However, the deluxe edition comprised of 11 remixes, more songs than on the actual album! I found this not only overwhelming, but slightly repetitive and pointless. Most bands usually feature a separate album for remixes, but I was a little surprised to find they would have all the remixes on the same album. That in mind, there’s only one remix on there that I really loved. ‘Come Back Home (Is Tropical Chilla Black Edit Remix)‘ has a real Dubstep style to it, and it instantly makes me want to get up and dance.
The songs on the album are all really fast paced and there’s no doubt about it, they’re all pretty catchy too! However, when listening to all of the album, I found that it started to get a little repetitive. They used the same instruments in the same style and for some songs, you couldn’t really tell them apart. Although, there were a few exceptions to this. Songs like ‘Something Good Can Work‘ and ‘Kids’ sound slightly different from the rest of the album. ‘Something Good Can Work‘ has a beach pop sound to it, and ‘Kids’ sounds much more powerful as opposed to the rest of the album.
So, because of the reasons given, I am awarding this album a 4/5 stars! The sound of the band sounds very original and unique, however, given the fact that a lot of the songs sound the same slightly ruins the experience for me and it therefore becomes a little repetitive.
Music Bloggery Recommends: ‘Something Good Can Work’, ‘Kids’, ‘I Can Talk’, ‘What You Know’, ‘Undercover Martyn’, ‘Come Back Home’ and ‘Do You Want It All’?