Thank Your Lucky Stars (studio album) by Beach House
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The best album by Beach House is Teen Dream which is ranked number 138 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,387.
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.0/100, a mean average of 75.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.9.
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I like this album more than the previous 5.
Predictably, my preferred of the two Beach House albums is the darker of the two. It sounds like they recorded the whole thing in anticipation of the release of Twin Peaks Season 3 but then couldn’t wait and just released it shortly after the other album.
Best track: Elegy To The Void. That strum I like is going to come back in style.
This one was a nice listen, but overall a mixed bag.
I'll start with the good: Elegy to the Void, Somewhere Tonight, and Majorette are three of the finest tracks Beach House has ever released. If the rest of the record had been even close to the quality of these few, it would have been one of their best.
However, despite having a few other solid tracks like Rough Song, there is a whole heap of material on this record that just feels lethargic and underdeveloped. "All Your Yeahs" may be a departure into Faith-era-Cure inspired minimalism, but it just feels bare. It doesn't suit them at all, in my opinion. "She's So Lovely" has some gorgeous layered ideas, but it just drags along so lifelessly that I can't help but be simply bored with it.
Overall, the highs are high and the lows are low, to the extent that this record is all right, but definitely had the potential to be fantastic.
Favorite Tracks: Elegy to the Void, Somewhere Tonight, Majorette
Least Favorite: Common Girl
I'm a total sucker for this type of music. Hazy, laconic, drugged out. The perfect stuff for a codeine cough syrup bender. To me, it's the ultimate romantic music in the world. Of course, I also think Charlotte Sometimes is the most romantic song in the entire world. While my kids ( & probably most well adjusted people) think this music sounds depressing, I find it the happiest most uplifting stuff in the entire world and almost nothing puts me in a better mood.
As far as I can tell, this is as good as any Beach House record released. And I've been a fan of theirs since Devotion. I definitely like it better than Depression Cherry. A lot of it has to do with the guitars which are sometimes set to stun as well as the more stripped down production. Plus, there's not a single clunker among the batch.
Unlike some people, I actually love it when a band finds something they are really, really good at and than just subtly tinker with that formula for the rest of their career.
Grade: A. Totally addicting dream pop which I would put up against any of their other releases.
Somewhere Tonight is such a great depressing song.
There's something almost fishy about how quickly this was released after DC- it almost feels like they just re-recorded the lesser Devotion and Teen Dream b-sides. It's a better album than the weightless Depression Cherry, Ill give it that, and it's nice to see a renewed attention to songcraft, but there's nothing here that really stands out... it all just kind of glides around pleasently and aimlessly with it's feet barely above ground. It works fine enough as pleasent background music, but it's attempt to regain that special spark that marked the more engaging lo-fi style of Devotion and the sort of (how do I put it) intimate grandeur of their masterpiece Teen Dream, just doesn't really work. Not a bad album by any means, but let's hope this is not the best they can do going forward.
Good but too subdued and deja-vu-ish reimaging of the more vintage Beach House sound, not as shapeless as Depression Cherry but not particularly meomorable either, but a soothing and pleasent listen of slightly-lesser Beach House is just fine... for now.
Pretty good album. I enjoyed it a bit more than Depression Cherry but I wasn't amazed by either
Lovely freaking album. Maybe not as many highs as Depression Cherry, but a little more consistent.
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