Bloom (studio album) by Beach House

Bloom by Beach House
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-05-15
Overall rank: 198th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 1,099 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2012 (4th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (19th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (198th)
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Beach House bestography

Bloom is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by Beach House on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Beach House is Teen Dream which is ranked number 137 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,977.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,099 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.7/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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90/100
From 08/04/2022 20:38
A lot of times, dream pop or electronic music makes me wonder what planet the artists are from. This record was made by people who clearly inhabit Earth. This is truly beautiful music accompanied by lyrics with heart and soul. Nearly every song is breathtakingly lovely.
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From 05/06/2022 11:12
The first half of this album is exceptional but it goes through a weak spell in the middle and never reaches the same heights after that. The first 5 songs to me are just pure perfection. From the instrumentation to the vocals it always leaves me in awe at how good those songs are. Lazuli, Myth and Other People being the standouts for me and I think there is a strong case for them being Beach House's best ever songs. They all feel so delicate and are beautifully arranged that makes them sound so pleasant to the ear. Another major strength of this album is that it is very difficult to get sucked out of the music and the group do a fantastic job at maintaining your intrigue for the full run time except for the silence part on Irene. However, there is a two song weak spell in Troublemaker and New Year. They aren't bad songs but just don't have the same edge or power and can feel like filler. The group do pick it up after this and create some very high quality music but it is still a little weaker than the peak at the opening of the album. Overall, this is a phenomenal release that feels dreamy and unique and it is an elite record but isn't competing at the very top due to those two tracks in my opinion.
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80/100
From 01/08/2022 15:20
Hadn't heard them until I heard this album. Instant like and thought the atmosphere and haunting vocals were captivating
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80/100
From 11/01/2021 12:52
Tem sempre um novo som a descobrir nas músicas!
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From 07/02/2020 03:46
Bloom contains some nice lush instrumentation (despite their affinity for what seems to be the cheapest drum machine they could find), but suffers from colorless songwriting. If you're looking for something pleasant and fluffy, I recommend this album. If you're looking for substance, I recommend elsewhere.
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From 06/24/2020 10:24
Fav. Tracks: Myth, Wild, Lazuli.
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From 06/17/2020 07:04
Relaxing, carefree and beautiful.
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From 03/31/2020 22:26
This is the pinnacle of Beach House's work, with not a single song disappointing or overstaying it's welcome. It's even more delicate than Teen Dream (2010), but without sacrificing any of the emotion.
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95/100
From 02/27/2020 05:19
I thought I had a pretty good grasp of dream pop by listening to Alvvays... I was sorely mistaken.

Wow, this album is amazing. It is texture after texture of glistening gems and fast-moving clouds through a blue sky. It's climbing a mountain just to see what the view looks like on the other side. It's going for the grasp of a crush's hand to both experience the thrill and anxiety of the journey to it, then realizing that your crush has been waiting for it and getting that warm rush to your face as you blush.

The production is impeccable, the instrumentation fits perfectly together like a puzzle, Victoria's vocals soar over vistas and landscapes of all nations, Alex's arpeggios bring familiarity and warmth to the overall package of each song. Myth may be one of the best songs of the last 40 years and On The Sea is another building piece of music like, but better, than 10 Mile Stereo. Like, the only real low point on this record is a hidden track that follows 6 minutes of needed comedown after a beautiful closer in Irene- and the hidden track could veritably not be counted against them.

What I'm trying to say is that I may need to rethink my top 10, nay, top 5 albums of the 2010s. We're now 2 months into 2020 and we need to pay more attention and respect to this album. Severely overlooked and underrated.

95/100

Favorite Songs: Myth, Wild, The Hours, New Year, Wishes, On The Sea, Irene
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