Review: Gameshow

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Breaking down TDCC's new album

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Review: Gameshow

Me (Colin Hope) listening to Bad Decisions by Two Door Cinema Club

Me (Colin Hope) listening to Bad Decisions by Two Door Cinema Club

Colin Hope

Me (Colin Hope) listening to Bad Decisions by Two Door Cinema Club

Colin Hope

Colin Hope

Me (Colin Hope) listening to Bad Decisions by Two Door Cinema Club

I feel like not too many have heard the ‘new’ album by Two Door Cinema Club, entitled Gameshow, that came out in October 2016. I can see on Spotify that their most successful song from the album has only garnered up to 16 million listens, which is quite minuscule when compared to the band’s most popular song, which has around 140 million listens. Frankly, I can somewhat understand why this album hasn’t really taken off. First and foremost, Gameshow threw everyone for a surprise. Two Door Cinema Club’s other two albums, Beacon (2012) and Tourist History (2010),  were very much the epitome of indie-alternative music, but their new album deviated from this style quite a bit. Some people that I talked to said that it was “techno-esqe,” Someone else just flat out did not like it for a multitude of reasons. I personally thought that it was a pretty good album, and I thought of it more of having a vibe reminiscent of the 80’s, but I could understand that those who vehemently dislike music like that would be disappointed. Some people like continuity, but I appreciate that they went out on a limb and created something different from the past. In my opinion, their first two albums are indistinguishable from one another, and this third one really sticks out. One time, my mom even heard me listening to one of the songs on the album, “Bad Decisions”, and asked me if I was listening to 80’s music.

But seriously, if you haven’t heard the new album yet, go give it a listen. I’d give it a definite 4 out of 5 stars, and even if you don’t like it, you got to listen to some new music and you did what I said, which is pretty cool.

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