If you took a few British boys, told them to mix together the pop sensibilities of All American Rejects and Phoenix, then for good measure throw in the insanely catchy beats of !!! and a little zest of Postal Service and you’ll probably find Two Door Cinema Club. And if you look closely you’ll find the best pop album that has been released so far this year. And if you really scrutinize the album you’ll be even more impressed that Tourist History (amazon) (itunes) is the debut album for this trio.
These are my two favorite tracks on the album although, to be fair, the entire album is solid from start to finish. It clocks in at just over half an hour and it is filled with catchy lyrics, danceable beats, and plenty of radio ready hooks. The bottom line is that Tourist History is an extraordinary well crafted debut album that bodes well for the future of Two Door Cinema Club.