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Tourist History [CD]

Two Door Cinema Club Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
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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

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Kitsune - V2 Coop
  • ASIN: B003070ZXW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 751 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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're Not Stubborn

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BBC Review

Bangor trio Two Door Cinema Club have a penchant for naming their songs with what sound like chapter titles from an awful self-help book.

The Northern Irish boys are apparently less crooked than an avaricious motivational guru yet are happy to pepper their debut with tunes called Do You Want It All, This Is the Life and Something Good Can Work. These monikers tend to suggest a certain authoritative, even dogmatic approach to making music, and there is evidence of discipline in the musical content. Each song on Tourist History is between two-and-a-half and four minutes long, and all have a punchy directness.

Erstwhile Paul Epworth protégé Elliot James can take a degree of responsibility for this with his production work. Kevin Baird’s bass is always prominent, with impressive XTC-influenced work on Cigarettes in the Theatre and a tidy Stranglers-evoking turn on Come Back Home. What You Know, one of the album’s best moments, is another triumph of bass, but also contains vocalist Alex Trimble’s most emotive vocal and guitarist Sam Halliday’s most spindly high-register riffs.

Rather unfortunately, there is a huge Bloc Party-shaped elephant in the speakers, and not much originality here. Although BP and Editors are the most obvious forebears, listeners may also be reminded of Radiohead in the days when they were more interested in rocking than doing maths.

Still, there is comfort to be had from familiarity. And more importantly there are plenty of great tunes here. Eat That Up, It’s Good For You begins with the superb words, “You would look a little better… if you just wore less make up”. Undercover Martyn, meanwhile, includes the delightful phrase, “She spoke words that would melt in your hands”. As for second single I Can Talk, it’s nothing less than stunning; an inspired blend of melody and pugnacious drive that recalls The Futureheads at their absolute best.

Two Door Cinema Club show sporadic flashes of greatness and have an overall standard of songwriting which places them among the better new bands in the UK. They should build on this, and try out some new ideas when making their second album. --Lou Thomas

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A CD with 10 decent tracks and from newcomers! 3 Feb 2010
By Billy R
Format:Audio CD
Having been lucky enough to secure an advance copy of 'Tourist History' I was quite interested to hear what all of the 'hype' was about and more interestingly, if it was worthwhile.
To keep it short and sweet - it is worth the wait and the hype.
It will not win 'album of the year' but is a good example of modern 'indie' pop if I am allowed to use 'indie' and 'pop' in the same sentence.
10 very catchy and melodic tracks and you can pick up some 'influences' but I have promised myself that I will not compare bands as it annoys me when new bands are stuck with unfair comparisons early in their career.
With this and the albums from White Rabbits and Los Campesinos it has been a canny start to 2010 - hope it continues!
Well done lads!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tourist History 27 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
Having recently bought this album, I would 100% recommend it to anybody. Every song is fantastic - this is definitely a debut album worth buying!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album ever 28 Feb 2012
By James
Format:MP3 Download
This album is one of he best purchases I have ever made, great album from this amazing band who are, well words don't describe how good they are. Too good. This album has 10 songs easily that could all be singels and be top every week of the year, convincing enough, great purchase. Only bad thing about this is it is too short
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album 21 Oct 2013
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Massive fan of Two door cinema club now ever since Glastonbury festival and ever since I heard "sun". Very good price too
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 hits no rubbish 1 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
I listen to this in my car and unlike most albums I don't need to skip any tracks to get to a good song. Every song on this is a single waiting to happen. Before buying I went to their myspace site and listned to the complete album free so I knew I wasn't wasting my money. GREAT FIRST ALBUM.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 26 May 2014
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Fell a little bit in love with TDCC after hearing them play live at TITP in 2012. I would definitely recommend this album as they are amazing on both a CD and live on stage!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a listen 22 May 2014
By Jenny
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Great album by a super band. Wasn't sure when I bought it but it will definitely be in my collection for years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure ear to ear pleasure 21 April 2014
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Brilliant album, not a filler track in sight!
I highly reccomend "Eat that up its good for you" and "Undercover Martyn"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tourist History
I bought this as a gift for someone else. they said they loved it so that's pretty much all I can say about it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Alesaunder Kay
2.0 out of 5 stars Tourist History - Two Door Cinema Club
As a huge fan of Two Door Cinema Club, I love the content of this CD however the actual product I was sent didn't actually seem like a real copy of the album.
Published 5 months ago by ros malone
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Bought this album after hearing their second album advertised on the TV and I fell in love with their music, definitely recommend
Published 6 months ago by Hannah
4.0 out of 5 stars Fab album
Saw Two Door Cinema Club at Glasto (on the TV :-( ) and really liked them. Had to have the album
Published 6 months ago by Wardster
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant album
I would say that this album will appeal to everyone with a taste for good quality music. These are a band from Ireland that are starting to make it big around the world. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Cúchullain
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
Quickly received and in excellent condition, thank you. Would buy from this seller again and would recommend him as well.
Published 9 months ago by Mr Fraser Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars Housework album
I enjoyed this album, had been thinking about buying for a while. I usually prefer something a bit heavier. The sort of music you can breeze through the housework listening to.
Published 9 months ago by Tucky moomin
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite album of all time, love every song
Every song on this album could be a single. They are all upbeat and happy songs, the type that make you want to dance around the kitchen all day. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Alicia
5.0 out of 5 stars A real breath of fresh air. Fun and catchy returns to music
I am a huge fan of early 80's New Wave/Alternative music, and assumed that sound was dead and gone from 1984 onward. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Scott Davies
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