Bloom (studio album) by Beach House
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The best album by Beach House is Teen Dream which is ranked number 149 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,348.
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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.
Fav. Tracks: Myth, Wild, Lazuli.
Relaxing, carefree and beautiful.
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.
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.
Favorite Songs: Myth, Wild, The Hours, New Year, Wishes, On The Sea, Irene
On The Sea
This is my introduction to Beach House and, my God, what a first impression! I always thought I knew what dream pop was, but I merely knew the alt rock/dream pop crossover. This is such a wonderful album, with the overall sound reminding me of looking over a cityscape or up at the stars and just wondering how big the universe is. That may seem trippy, but I assure you that it can be the most sobering experience because it brings this dichotomy: you are incredibly small when you see such wide vistas but, being that you're seeing long distances, you feel larger than them. That's at least what I feel when listening to this album.
Victoria Legrand sounds a lot like Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane with her vocal range and from the fact that she seems to use every cubic inch of her lungs, throat, and mouth when she sings. Alex Scally puts together some wonderful octave arpeggios that have a tendency to build and build, giving you an intense feeling of implosion. They produce beautiful sounds together and really feel tight and in sync.
Lastly, you know how you come across certain songs that feel as though they can define your life for years to come but create a perfect confluence with the way you're feeling at an exact moment? That's how "Myth" felt to me today. I had such an incredible first 10 listens to it that I've now recommended 5 random friends to listen to it, hoping that it has some semblance of the effect it had on me. The song, and this album, will be hard to not think about through this new year and decade. Brilliant job, Beach House! Thank you!
Favorite Tracks are "Myth", "Wild", "Troublemaker", "Wishes", and "On The Sea"
If you want to explain dream-pop or shoegazing to your friends, explain it with this album.
Practically flawless dream pop; I find something that I love in every song on this album - similar to Heaven or Last Vegas by Cocteau Twins.
Favorite tracks: Myth, Lazuli, Other People