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Athlete - Tourist

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by mobily, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. mobily

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    Hey all,

    I heard Athletes new song 'wires' last night on virgin radio and thought it was very good. I was just wondering if anyone has the album and are the rest of the songs as good?

    James :)
     
  2. Hawklord

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    I have also ponderd whether this is a worthwhile purchase too?

    can someone please enlighten us :D
     
  3. Floodedstatue

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    I've heard bits of it, and it sounded very drab. I can honestly say that Wires (although good) is one of the most up-tempo songs on the album

    Metacritic (a load of review scores put together) give it a measly 41/100:

    http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/athlete/tourist

    ...and Uncut sum it up pretty well:

    "Tourist begins earnestly... and continues through 11 torpid ballads, drained of all their earlier quirks, seemingly laboratory-designed for those who find Keane too edgy."

    ...but hey, they are just critics. They are paid to be critical, so make of it what you will.
     
  4. karkus30

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    I have their first album...............um.........somewhere, anyone want it ? Tourist isn't supposed to be as good !
     
  5. Ed Selley

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    Getting a copy later this month so I'll let you know how I get on.
     

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