Friday, 7 December 2012
Best Of 2012: #19
#19 - Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon
This album was a bit of a change from the band's debut. Whilst that album was filled with short 3-minute bursts of catchiness, this one sees them take on a more fleshed out, fuller sound - perhaps intent on taking on the stadiums? The fact of the matter is that it is not as good as their debut, but it's not bad by any stretch of the imagination. The choruses are more or less all there; just see songs like Handshake or Spring for the evidence. There's a few more heartfelt moments, such as on The World Is Watching, and songs that move away from the defined structure such as beautiful closing track Beacon. There are occasional moments reminiscent of the debut, particularly with the riff at the opening of the song Someday. Generally, a bit more of a mixed bag, but still going strong.
RECOMMEND: Handshake, Sleep Alone, The World Is Watching
LOW POINTS: Wake Up, Settle