Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £11.69

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Beacon


Price: £5.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we dispatch the item.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
36 new from £4.70 5 used from £3.92 1 collectible from £301.00

Amazon's Two Door Cinema Club Store

Music

Image of album by Two Door Cinema Club

Photos

Image of Two Door Cinema Club

Biography

Mixing electronic polish with guitar-driven hooks à la Phoenix and the Postal Service, Bangor and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club feature singer/guitarist/programmer Alex Trimble, guitarist/singer Sam Halliday, and bassist/singer Kevin Baird. Trimble and Halliday met in school, and met Baird through mutual friends. The trio began playing as Two Door Cinema Club ... Read more in Amazon's Two Door Cinema Club Store

Visit Amazon's Two Door Cinema Club Store
for 8 albums, 5 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Beacon + Tourist History
Price For Both: £11.86

One of these items is dispatched sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Kitsune
  • ASIN: B008D3LJ60
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,565 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Next Year
2. Handshake
3. Wake Up
4. Sun
5. Someday
6. Sleep Alone
7. The World Is Watching (with Valentina)
8. Settle
9. Spring
10. Pyramid
11. Beacon

Product Description

Product Description

Beacon is the sophomore album from indie darlings Two Door Cinema Club and includes the singles "Sleep Alone" and "Sun". The album was recorded in LA with famed producer Jacknife Lee.

BBC Review

Northern Ireland trio Two Door Cinema Club are in an interesting place. The cliché of the “difficult second album” often comes off the back of a stellar debut performance. However, the dents in the chart made by debut offering Tourist History, both in the UK and Ireland, were barely noticeable. Yet it spawned five singles, reached gold status, and even scooped the Choice Music Prize (essentially the Mercury Prize’s Irish cousin).

So with a quietly-assembled following ready and waiting for more – in unison this time – it’s up to follow-up Beacon to deliver with some noise. And while the jangly, highly-listenable indie-pop doesn’t quite attack its listeners, there’s an assured, upright confidence which sits in the place of Tourist History’s playful, quirky reticence, illustrated with conviction by the synthy pulse of Handshake and frenetic chords of Sleep Alone.

Alex Trimble’s surprise role as vocalist on Caliban’s Dream, arguably the showstopper of the London Olympic Opening Ceremony, showcased a surprising fragility. Look hard enough and you’ll find that here – Settle builds from a low, melodic hum into an entrancing crescendo, while the few moments of restraint throughout Pyramid serve to make its strident, more explosive components that much more successful. But largely, it’s business as usual on Beacon, turned up to its full-bodied indie setting to complement the marginally more studio-heavy backing.

Progression is noticeable, but it’s not an immense departure. And that’s a clever move – where Tourist History quietly chipped away in its performance, gradually infiltrating newer ears, Beacon takes all the greatest components of its predecessor, armour-plates them and gears itself up for a much more immediate impact.

But there’s far more to Beacon than just a straight comparison with its forbearer. What it does, above all else, is serve to strengthen Two Door Cinema Club as an entity, cementing what’s fair to call a unique sound. Beyond this, it could well provide an ideal platform to explore tangents, but here and now, it’s the mark of a band who know their sound, have a newfound confidence, and are well-equipped to do some serious damage to the chart this time around.

--Al Fox

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs A C on 19 Oct 2012
Format: Audio CD
This 2nd album is definitely not as catchy as their first and, although I've enjoyed the songs when I've played the album, I cannot remember any of them! The album is a bit 'samey' Usually after a few listens to an album I am singing songs from it in my head but I'll need to put this album on again and again to remember the songs! Strange! Maybe it's just one of those albums that needs to be played a lot to really grow on you and become familiar. Having said all that I do enjoy it when I listen to it and there are no disappointing tracks.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. P. Fergusson on 23 Sep 2012
Format: Audio CD
A shining light in a dull morass of music currently, this is a bit of slow starter but once you get to the awesome "Sun" you wake up and take notice that this band or onto something! "Someday" has great 80s guitars in it, "Sleep Alone" has so mnay different styles in it I cant keep up, and the real hidden gem toward the end is "Spring" which has a hugely catchy chorus and lovely almost Northern Soul/ early R and B harmonies. These are just the stand out tracks, none of the other songs are actually bad so you are likely to find yourself liking them all at some point.

This is a very very consistent album. It avoids completely Second Album Syndrome, its only a small step musically from their first but enough that they don't stand still. The production is also very good. My only problem with it is I would like some of the songs to be a bit longer though, unfortunately I didnt get the remix album version, and you find yourself singing along just as the track stops. Sun and Spring could easily run to 5 minutes and not become boring.

A band destined for greatness with this album i think, certainly judged by the sell out Tour.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johna28 on 4 Oct 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Listened to this when me kids had it playing in the car
Not sure what they would think of Dad buying their music, but it brilliant. Great for working out to
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Vicki Sharp on 4 Sep 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I loved Tourist History and I think Two Door's second album Beacon is amazingly just as good. Such catchy songs and beautiful vocals from Alex. Every song grows on you with each play, my favourites being "wake up", "Someday" and "Sun" but really there are no weak tracks on this album. Cannot recommend this enough, it's my album of the year so far - buy it!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scott Davies on 30 Nov 2012
Format: Audio CD
I recently discovered TDCC while investigating bands who are classed as part of the 80's New Wave revival. My first exposure was the 80's inspired video for the remarkably catchy "What You Know". I watched a few more of their videos and promptly ran out and purchased both of their albums. I liked the nerdy school kid look with the upbeat and catchy hooks. I'm so happy to see these returning to music.

But the problem with "Beacon" is that the band, who are still clearly remarkably young, are making far too much of an effort to grow up. While some of the songs on this second album are very good, very few are great. The debut single, "Sleep Alone", is definitely the best song on the album. But the second single, "Sun", is the dullest bit of blandness the band has produced, and shows them already going down Adult Contemporary boredom street. And then you get something as vile as "The World is Watching" to add to the horror. The strongest songs are towards the beginning with the catchy "Handshake" and "Wake Up", while the other somewhat pleasant background songs, such as "Settle" and "Spring", are saved for later in the album.

TDCC need to step back and realize that the fun of their debut album should not be disposed of so soon in favor of being a more "respectable" and mature Alternative band. I'm in my early forties and feel that these kids are quickly aging beyond my years. I hope this is just their sophomore slump, and album number 3 will have a revisiting of their original excitement. I can't stand all of the usual cattle-written customer reviews raving about a new album when it's clearly inferior. I see that enough when Kate Bush releases a new album of snore-worthy material, only to have masses praise it as her best. In this case, this album is definitely NOT the best.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By BoatDrinks on 9 Sep 2014
Format: Audio CD
Most albums released these days fill me with an urge to wedge fat balls of cotton wool in my ears, just like most films make me want to gouge my eyeballs out with a spoon. This cd's different though- it's actually good. No fillers, no weak ending, just a bunch of excellent songs and arrangements. Looking forward to the next release.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By KINGKYLE on 6 Sep 2012
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
I really wanted to love this album as much as the 1st album. But, its a bit slow and somber. They have lost their up-beat catchy tempo and replaced it with a slower, more chilled out style. Not really what I was expecting... Ah well
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Buy it! Buy it!! Buy it!!! But get the Deluxe version which has their Live in Brixton album!! I thank the day my son introduced me to TDCC. Hey I'm 58 and have never been so impressed by any band, ever! These guys are amazing. Put it on repeat & just leave it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback