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Bloom

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Myth
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Wild
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Lazuli
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Other People
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The Hours
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Troublemaker
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New Year
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Wishes
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On the Sea
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Irene
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 60:35

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Review 49

Rachael Maddux

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Rachael Maddux is a writer and editor living in Decatur, Ga. Her music-related stuff has appeared in Paste, the Oxford American, New York Magazine and Bust.

05.15.12
Beach House, Bloom
2012 | Label: Sub Pop Records

On Bloom, the fourth record by Baltimore duo Beach House, there aren’t hooks so much as sultry tendrils perpetually beckoning towards some smoky, purple-lit back alley that never entirely materializes. Alex Scally’s guitar ribbons and diddles over synths that twinkle and grind, and Victoria LeGrand’s voice is woozy and dark and supple. Increasingly, the words she sings hardly seem to matter, but listen close and there are snippets of sleepless nights, strange paradises, and the… read more »

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Vapid, sadly

biffhaus

The reviewer says "the words she sings hardly seem to matter." I might have been less polite and said "the songs are devoid of meaning." Why can't we have pretty AND POIGNANT music, Beach House? Disappointing.

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Holy shit!

piil

It's a woman!? Would never have guessed. Thought it was a guy all along, but then I read the review... Still a fitting voice ;) Hidden tracks are so annoying...

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Love it, but...

thomaus

Hidden tracks and digital music really don't mix. If they just put "Wherever You Go" as an additional album-only track instead of having it after a bunch of dead air at the end of "Irene" it would have made more sense. Don't artists get paid by the track theses days?

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Bloom, and Does It Ever

cscottrun4it

I have it bad for Beach House, and clearly I am not the only one. With Bloom, it just keeps getting better and better. This album continues on a trajectory of maturity.. It is not often we find a band working to improve on the sound it had the album before, and before that. Like with the Modern Jazz Quartet, it is a wonderful experience listening to the development of a band in one, specific genera with a consistent sound. The blossom is dazzling..

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New This Week: Killer Mike, Beach House, Best Coast & More

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

A real quick run through this week's major titles -- fill in what I missed in the comments! Beach House, Bloom: Big, bright, dazzling and transfixing, Beach House once again deliver the goods on this radiant guitar-pop record. Guess what? Highly Recommended. Rachael Maddux has more: Alex Scally's guitar ribbons and diddles over synths that twinkle and grind, and Victoria LeGrand's voice is woozy and dark and supple. Increasingly, the words she sings hardly seem to matter,… more »

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Interview: Beach House

By Marissa G. Muller, Contributor

On their fourth album Bloom, Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand present a stronger picture of the overcast dream-pop aesthetic they've maintained since their 2006 debut. And, much like an abstract painting, Teen Dream's glossier older sibling offers plenty of mystery. It features some of their most obtuse verses ("You build yourself a myth/ And know just what to give") and some of their darker narratives (In "Wild," the young narrator recalls living with a drunk… more »