Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Album Review: Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club: Tourist History (Glass Note)

1. Cigarettes In The Theatre
2. Come Back Home
3. Do You Want It All?
4. This Is The Life
5. Something Good Can Work
6. I Can Talk
7. Undercover Martyn
8. What You Know
9. Eat That Up, It's Good For You
10. You Are Not Stubborn

Spring is upon us and having steadily built up a reputation during 2009 with an EP, a single and a couple of remixes, this trio from Northern Ireland have put together a debut release, 'Tourist History', which is guaranteed to put a spring in our step and destined to be one of the 'feel good' albums of 2010.

A blistering combination of enticing electro and captivating guitar riffs are on display throughout the little more than 30 minute visit to this particular movie theatre. The pace is relentless as a series of catchy, easily enjoyable hits ensure the listener's attention is not allowed to wane at any time.

From the opening beat of 'Cigarettes In The Theatre' you get the idea of what is on the agenda here and, whilst it is true to say that there isn't a great deal of variety in the style of the tracks, it's difficult not to get hooked to the beat.

If uncomplicated, unassuming, downright fun music takes your fancy then you will not be disappointed by 'Tourist History'. You'll be hard pressed to find a weakness at all on the album, in fact the only difficulty you'll have is picking out your favourite track. The aforementioned 'Cigarettes In The Theatre', 'Do You Want It All?', 'I Can Talk' or 'Undercover Martyn' all vie for pole position, but it has to be 'Eat That Up, It's Good For You' which earns the honour of NME-Europe favourite for its sensational guitar solo mid-track.  

As they croon on 'This Is The Life', "If this is the life then who'd argue?"  Who indeed.


NME-Europe rating: 8.5/10
Top Track: 'Eat That Up, It's Good For You'

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