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Bloom (album) by Beach House

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Bloom
Bloom by Beach House (2012)
Release date: 2012-05-15
Overall rank: 307th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 894 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 2012 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (27th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (307th)

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Beach House bestography

Bloom is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by Beach House on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Beach House is Teen Dream which is ranked number 195 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,457.

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Members who like this album also like: In Rainbows by Radiohead, Lonerism by Tame Impala and Teen Dream by Beach House.

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100/100
Beach House's masterpiece. This album is the album that got me into Beach House. I got it the day it came out and I was interested based on the cover. I listened to it a bit, and then put it back on the shelf for a while. I came back to it and listened to it the autumn of 2013 and listened to it a lot then. Fond memories of bumping this at nighttime. The music is dreamy and well written. Every song is good, nothing weak here. It's cohesive, diverse but maintains its own vibe. The keyboards is what carries this album into its progressive momentum.
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Teen Dream is lovely and a couple of tracks from this one would have made it even better. But this is fillout for me, not adding anything, but the repeatfeeling. Quite a booring experience as a total.
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80/100
The good thing they did with this album is add somewhat of a more active rhythm to it. And paradoxically it makes it more relaxing, since I don’t get the urge to headphones off and go listen some hardcore punk. And as a result the emotions land better than in their previous works.
They found out that sadness is not too much of a calm emotion. In previous works their lyrics shouted Mellon Collie, while the music said Moon Safari. And that just doesn’t work.
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90/100
The "pop" in "dream pop" is accentuated significantly, but don't let that fool you -- the hooks are catchy and earwormy yet don't play on the nerves. Definitely their best album.
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From johnner
Very much the night to Teen Dream's day, in that it is more darker, more foreboding, more mysterious, and more melancholy. Best tracks include Myth, The Hours, Irene, and On The Sea.
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From nashd
Outstanding album. Love anything Beach House but I reckon this is their best.
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From Jhlffc
dreamy
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From HoldenM
Not as dynamic as Teen Dream, but really good.
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From Tilly
I’m not going to fight it. I’m addicted to the sparkling, candy colored songs of Beach House. Beach House go full-on arena-sized for this album. Launching the grandeur of the Cocteau Twins straight to the upper rafters. I completely give in to its waves of Cure and Loveless-era MBV guitars washing over me. I’m no longer Tilly. I'm just a rag doll. Letting myself drift effortlessly wherever the waves take me. These are the songs I play to beat back the doldrums when they’re nipping at my heels. To kick them off and instead reach to the heavens and sing and shout that I can still make it despite it all.

Grade: A. This is Beach House at their poppiest. And pop is a surprisingly good fit for them. I still prefer their sound when it’s little rougher around the edges and the guitar cuts a little bit more deeply such as on Thank Your Lucky Stars. But, it’s still essential Beach House and definitely one of the best dream pop albums of the last decade.
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Some of the best dream pop you can listen to.
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