Two Door Cinema Club - False Alarm
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #238 / 371
User Score
Based on 114 ratings
2019 Ratings: #453
June 21, 2019 / Release Date
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Glassnote / Label
Indie Pop, New Wave / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash
Through wide-eyed vulnerability and reflective song writing, ‘False Alarm’ is a game-changing record for the future of indie-rock.
90
DIY

Two Door Cinema Club have learnt how to harness their mainstream power while taking creative risks. They pay off almost every time.

80
The Line of Best Fit

If the job was to create a new, adventurous sound to complete a transformation in the making since Gameshow, these guys have definitely done the job. This is an album of bold, aggressive regeneration that does not fall short.

80
AllMusic

False Alarm is a colorful, good-time album by a band that's maturing, and having fun at the same time.

80
Dork
If ‘Gameshow’ was the comeback, ‘False Alarm’ is the knockout crowning of a new champion. An album packed with more ideas across its ten tracks than many bands manage in an entire career, it’s the sound of Two Door Cinema Club at a whole new level of freedom. In turn, it’s the party of the year - and everyone’s invited.
80
The Independent

On False Alarm ... they offer something that proves they’re still worth paying attention to.

60
NME

Wild experimentation and prioritisation of fun yields mixed results across the band's fourth album, but the risks are admirable in themselves.

40
The Guardian

It isn’t a bad album – the songs are largely alright, the production neat – but there’s nothing on it that you haven’t heard already. Moreover, Two Door Cinema Club don’t have enough personality to impose any kind of distinctive character on the material: nothing is given a unique spin or a different slant.

zachthesnack
65
Nothing truly special, but definitely well made. A few indie pop bangers for summer. The songs were just not consistently engaging and the lyrical content was a bit bland.
Plats
79
As someone who has only listened to "Tourist History", I have no idea what styles occurred in between and what led up to this. I really like this style, though, because "False Alarm" still retains the infectiousness and all-around irresistibly dancey bass and drum grooves of that album. The production is great, the writing is solid and the instrumentation is solid. It has a few shortcomings, like that shitty Open Mike Eagle verse on "Nice To See You" (seriously, ... read more
KengojiUltamYT
78
Lots of fun but that Open Mike Eagle verse sucked

Best Tracks: Once,Talk,So Many People,Break,Dirty Air,Satellite,Already Gone
Worst Track: Nice to See You
usedtobe
80
Been on the binge of disco-tinged Friday records today and this record never disappoints. They've departured with their indie pop sound to a more rounded, infectious electropop tracks that are highly enjoyable. The brave risks they've taken into shaping this is admirable and serves as a progression for a band that never settles for predictability. The much reinvention I needed and it definitely delivers.
winnafresh
65
It's like, it's doesn't know what kind of album it wants to be. I don't mind a little experimentation, but they kinda went a little overboard here.
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Track List

  1. Once
  2. Talk
  3. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  4. So Many People
  5. Think
  6. Nice to See You
  7. Break
  8. Dirty Air
  9. Satellite
  10. Already Gone
  11. Talk (Single Edit)
  12. Satellite (Single Edit)
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Added on: April 24, 2019