Two Door Cinema Club’s first album, Tourist History, came out of no where to me. A young peppy indie-electro-dance group that mysteriously looks like Harry Potter, Neville Longbottom, and Ron Weasely started a band, they came out with an excellent debut album. With hits like “Something Good Can Work” and “What You Know”, their CD was constantly in my car during last summer.
This new album, Beacon, is a more polished version of their first album. You can definitely hear that they are doing what they know best, and that is to write catchy and ear-pleasing riffs and songs. It is too bad that this album did not hit early in the summer, because it is a definitely a summer-time album. The beauty of Two Door Cinema Club is their up beat music. Any song on the album could be a single, so it is difficult to say “Listen to _____”. You could start anywhere on the album and you would be hit with a song that makes you tap your feet to the beat.
Beacon is not anything revolutionary, but it is a great album in many ways. The songs are catchy and constantly upbeat, and lyrics that get stuck in your head (In a good way) are just a few reasons to pick up their sophomore album.
If you weren’t a fan of the first album, this new album won’t persuade you. However, if you loved their first album like I did, this new album is definitely something you should pick up and give a listen!