Two Door Cinema Club - Gameshow
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #670 / 762
User Score
Based on 86 ratings
2016 Ratings: #580
October 14, 2016 / Release Date
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Glassnote / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

By overtly embracing radio pop, ‘Gameshow’ adds further froth to the wave of popified guitar music that TDCC triggered by giving rise to Bastille and The 1975.

80
AllMusic

With Gameshow, Two Door Cinema Club ultimately balance a growing pop maturity with a stylish strut worthy of Saturday Night Fever's Tony Manero.

70
The Line of Best Fit

The album is fresh with synth, bells and whistles that could be part of an actual gameshow. There are some cracking verses and screeching guitar sections that will sound great live.

60
DIY

Unashamed to admit to their chart-pop core, Two Door Cinema Club finally feel comfortable in their own skin – a revelation in its own right, given the sausage factory nature of the band’s earliest, impressionable years.

60
The Guardian

There’s just a lot of this kind of thing about, which is a problem in the album’s least inspired moments.

50
Consequence of Sound

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to play in a different sandbox for a period of time, but Gameshow is unambitious. Much of it feels like the kind of music that is produced on the way to a truly inspired synthesis of new and old.

40
Drowned in Sound

They themselves seem to think they didn’t take enough risks on Beacon but if they were treading water then, they’re slowly floating backwards on Gameshow, the current generated by their tentative stabs at eighties funk rock gently nudging back at them.

EntryIncomplete
43
It sounds good on the ears, but this really isn't the TDCC I was looking for.
With Gameshow the irish indie band has lost all the strong sense of identity, and the charm of their debut is now completely replaced by processed dime a dozen radio pop songs.
puzzlemoon
50
Eu admiro bastante quando uma banda muda sua sonoridade, isso demonstra que ela está se abrindo para novos horizontes e novas experiências, o problema é que as vezes isso não funciona, e o 'Gameshow' é uma prova disso. Repleto de falsettos e sintetizadores, o álbum é uma tentativa superproduzida e genérica de fazer um som ao estilo anos 80. É uma queda considerável na qualidade musical quando se compara com os álbuns ... read more
67
On Gameshow, TDCC abandons the more indie rock sound and goes for the 80’s pop vibe. It... uhm... kinda works, I guess?

Fav track: Lavender

Least fav track: Surgery
Rob_StA
86
Favorite Tracks:
Bad Decisions
Good Morning
DalekTurret32
89
Are We Ready (Wreck) 91
Bad Decisions 96
Ordinary 84
Gameshow 98
Lavender 85
Fever 90
Invincible 83
Good Morning 86
Surgery 87
Je Viens De La 92

Top 5:

5. Fever
4. Are We Ready (Wreck)
3. Je Viens De La
2. Bad Decisions
1. Gameshow
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. Are We Ready? (Wreck)
  2. Bad Decisions
  3. Ordinary
  4. Gameshow
  5. Lavender
  6. Fever
  7. Invincible
  8. Good Morning
  9. Surgery
  10. Je Viens de La
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