Saturday, March 27, 2010

Join the Club. Two Door Cinema Club!

Hello :) I'm back! Do you miss me? LOL.

Things are great with mua (I am trying to be optimistic here) On to the musix, I've been diggin' tons of new musix here but there is one particular band that really stand out, something so uber amazing that I need to gush about them in this special post. Haha. *Gonna be long*



For the past few weeks, I've been diggin' Two Door Cinema Club's debut album, Tourist History and was blown away in an amazing way. It's been so long I never got excited about a indie-pop-rock album (the last one was Bloc Party's Silent Alarm).


Plus, if you know me, I don't listen to that many album. The previous album that's good was Marina & The Diamond's Family Jewels (I don't quite know how to put my words with that album). Um, yeah. Do give her a try.

Back to the intended topic.
Two Door Cinema Club is UH-MAY-ZING!!!!

What's their deal? I don't know. But I do think they sound like a POP version of Bloc Party (one of my faves) for me. The beats are fast and their melodies are complex but they made it oh-so-very-catchy, it's hard for me not to pay attention to every single song in the album.

Whenever I listen to that album, I don't recall pressing "next" or "forward" button which I do a lot when I'm listening to songs. Plus, my beloved iPod only can hold 512mb (120++ songs) worth of goodies everytime, if I'm going to listen to musix, I might as well listen to something that's great. Mediocre songs don't stand a chance surviving in this daily war. Haha.

Ops, rambling out of topic. What I want to say is that I have their debut album in my iPod and I do listen to them daily. And after 3 weeks of regular jammin', I am still not sick of them, I can't get enough of them. *I know*

I can safely that they are better than caffeine to keep me up up UP in the morning. There are days that I just don't feel like going to work (often), listening to them actually makes me feel better :) No kid, musix really can set my mood on the right track.

The fast tempo, cheerful and party theme of the album really got me all excited ;) I do notice people staring at me whenever I start to tap my feet and bobbling my head to the beats in the train and bus. Haha.

This is the 2nd album that I absolutely love from the beginning to the end which is a rare case for me. I am picky, I know that. The 1st one is Lady GaGa's Fame Monster. (D'uh)

I don't think there are any filler tracks in this album, the songs work cohesively together without being too drasticly different from one track to another, which some might say it's bad thing; lack of songs-differentiation but I beg to differ. The songs are sharp, sticks to your head in a good way, very direct lyrics (which I love), and catchy melodies that you can hum along even if you don't get the lyrics (wink). Musix is all about having fun. This album puts me in a good mood, a party mood.

I thoroughly enjoyed every single track from the beginning to the end where they really got it right with having 6 of its best track from track 4-9 right after one another. Multiple orgasms? LOL.

The intro track, Cigarettes in the Theatre sets the mood of the album perfectly. You know it's not going to be a slow ride, you are supposed to hold on to something cos it's gonna blew your ears off in a good way. LOL. OK. A bit too dramatic but yeah, that's how I feel ;) Same goes for the 2nd track, Come Back Home.

The burst of awesome-ness starts from track number 4, the mellow This Is The Life. The rest of the tracks, Something Good Can Work, I Can Talk, Undercover Martyn, What You Know, and Eat That Up, It's Good for You are nothing short of amazing. It's that good ;)

The ending track, You're Not Stubborn, leave me wanting for more, this amazing ride can't end so soon! No!~ But it does, after 32.50 minutes of pure joy. I don't even realize that it was this short but with 8 of the songs are not longer than 3.30 minutes, that is what you're gonna get. I would rather have 30 minutes of pure fun experience than 50 minutes of mediocre stuffs with only 9 minutes of quality songs. Good times do passes by that quickly huh?

I do have to admit though, what are they offering here is nothing new (which might be
the reason why they didn't chart in the top 5 of the BBC Sound of 2010 Poll), I don't think they bring anything original or ground breaking to the musix scene but I do believe they did a damn hellamazingjob by putting this album together. It might not be breaking boundaries in its genre (Indie-rock, Eletropop) but I can't deny this is one great solid album that I know I am still going to enjoy after few more years.

The only prob I have with this album is the 3rd track, Do You Want It All, can be too repetitive during the first few listens. I still like it la. The rest of the albums can be repetitive too, for me, being repetitive doesn't equal bad. It's just that particular track that got me all worked up the "wrong" way. Haha.

Everything work so well together here where listening to this album kinda reminds me of Phoenix's Liztomania and 1901. It's a compliment. Again, awesome-ness.

If My Chemical Romance is your type of music, you should avoid this at all cost. It's definitely not for those who is into the emo-scene.

If you think Bloc Party are too alternative for your taste, this might be more digestible where almost every single song here are very radio-friendly. I am still wondering how come their 3 singles I Can Talk, Undercover Martyn, & Something Good Can Work is not shooting high up into the UK Top 40 chart. I can only guess. (Click on the songs title for the MV)

I just realized I added them on my iTunes exactly one month ago and according to my
last.fm page, I've been playing them for 1,190 times and counting. I let my numbers do the talking ;)

Thanks again for wwadh for this brilliant recommendation. You can read his amazing review of this album on his blog here.

I think that's about it. I hope you had fun reading my rant here. I think I used too many "amazing" and "awesome" to describe this album. I sound like a douche. LOL. Sorry about that.

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Listening to: Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work
via FoxyTunes

3 comments:

Paul said...

and i thought my simon curtis review was long :P

ww_adh said...

I'm so glad you like them! I agree it's a surprise they haven't had hits in the UK yet. Must be an exposure issue. With luck, maybe "I Can Talk" could get a re-release. I think that's their best chance for a hit.

rcLoy said...

Paul: Ah, I got too excited here about them. Haha, btw I wouldn't put myself with the same category as you, You're a way better blogger than I do ;)

wwadh: Yeah, still can't enough of them. I do think they deserve all the success in the music scene since the album is so blardy brilliant. I Can Talk is ACE! Wait, all of their singles are Aces!