As the first album from the Irish indie group Two Door Cinema Club, Tourist History made a splash during the year of its release as one of the best indie albums of the 2010s. Tourist History won the Choice Music Prize for the 2010 Irish Album Of The Year. The band said it was the first award they had ever won and donated the €10,000 prize money to charity.
The album is undeniably pop, but draws on disparate elements including electronica / electro, rock and afro-beats whilst remaining resolutely fresh and inventive. The only constant between songs is the length of them - short! - redefining short, sharp and sweet. The songs average out at a pop-perfect 3 minutes.