Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

Feted in some quarters as a one to watch in 2010, Two Door Cinema Club are apparent front runners in the Alteronica genre - which one assumes stands for 'alternative electronica'. In reality this translates as bog standard indie music with a Macintosh-produced backing track instead of a more traditional drum and bass combo. There is nothing inherently wrong with this approach but over the course of this debut album it fast becomes dull and rather repetitive.

Tourist History opens promisingly enough with ‘Cigarettes In The Theatre’, with it’s Sufjan Stevens-like vocal stylings and perky new wave rhythms. Unfortunately the rest of the album follows the same pattern: slow bit, fast bit, slow bit, fast bit, fast bit – which leaves the listener with a sense of déjà vu as each song merges in to the next with no perceptible difference between them .

Fortunately, the album comes in at a mere 32 minutes and we can quickly escape to more worthy pursuits, like watching the Brits Award ceremony. Yes, Tourist History really is that dull.



out of 10

We need your help

Running a website like The Digital Fix - especially one with over 20 years of content and an active community - costs lots of money and we need your help. As advertising income for independent sites continues to contract we are looking at other ways of supporting the site hosting and paying for content.

You can help us by using the links on The Digital Fix to buy your films, games and music and we ask that you try to avoid blocking our ads if you can. You can also help directly for just a few pennies per day via our Patreon - and you can even pay to have ads removed from the site entirely.

Click here to find out more about our Patreon and how you can help us.

Did you enjoy the article above? If so please help us by sharing it to your social networks with the buttons below...

Category Capsule Review

Latest Articles