January 6, 2007
Everyday Album Series: Athlete, Tourist (2005)
It's well known that Pitchfork Media has a big influence on this new era of music. They've made some big successes over the years just by hyping particular artists and albums. When Athlete released their sophomore effort in Tourist, Pitchfork didn't bite. They reviewed it poorly. It took me a while to get my hands on it...not based on the reviews, but Athlete wasn't on my radar, despite their first album Vehicles and Animals being a big hit with me. From start to finish Tourist delivers melancholy pop with a distinct brit sound. Highs, lows and plenty of inbetweens make this a perfect album to add to your collection.
Buy/Sample Vehicles and Animals