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Devotion

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Wedding Bell
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You Came To Me
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Gila
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Turtle Island
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Holy Dances
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All The Years
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Heart of Chambers
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Some Things Last a Long Time
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Astronaut
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D.A.R.L.I.N.G.
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Home Again
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 44:04

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One of my all times favourites

Yaniv

Devotion is an album I can listen to again and again and never have enough. Highly recommended! As someone here mentioned already they are awesome live.

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Music with a heartbeat.

paultaylor_2009

Sometimes melancholy, sometimes uplifting, but always tender, "Devotion" is easily one of my favorite albums of 2008. The pace and sound of the album take a little getting used to, but it is definitely worth it. I highly recommend a listen!

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Hazy Dream Pop

topothamornin

This gem of an album stays consistent with its song forumula and overall sound which works in its favor. Simple casio beats provide the tempo for the transcedent organ and gorgeous female vocals which are complimented by the electric guitar. All of this is washed over with just the right amount of reverb, ultimately producing a graceful album possessing many memorable moments.

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May prove to be the best album of 2008

greycaptain

I'm a huge huge huge Sun Kil Moon fan, and therefore I was ecstatic to learn they had a new LP coming out. It's a great album, but nevertheless I'm giving it the back burner treatment because Beach House's Devotion came out six weeks earlier and is one of the best records I've ever heard.

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Another (inadvertant) cover besides DJ?

Shawmir

Solid record. Except anyone notice the similarity of the opening of the last track "Home Again" to opening of song of same title by the Auteurs?

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Petzbrooklyn

So far, I got the built to spill cover and gila ... I like Beach House, if you get the chance to catch them live, do so ... they really come alive in concert.

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Re: Some Things Last a Long Time

gondaybo

Is actually a Daniel Johnston song that Built to Spill covered first. Stand out track - Gila. A can't miss.

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Relaxing

wordnerd

Away on some sort of floating device, life passing one by comfortably. Very pleasant album.

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Somethings last a long time...

Lawrencelz

the built to spill cover is a real treat.

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With Devotion, Beach House prove once again that they’re one of the more strangely named bands around. Their music is so lonely, so haunting, that the only beach house it evokes is a deserted one, stranded on a winter night so desolate that summer isn’t even a memory. Then again, that atmosphere is precisely what made Beach House’s self-titled debut so striking, and Devotion is even more so, since Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally bring more focus, depth, and warmth to their unmistakable sound. Tracks like “Gila” and “Turtle Island” show that all the pair need to build a mood are their vintage-sounding drum machines, keyboards, and layers of Legrand’s womanly, velvety voice, but Beach House spend just as much time expanding their horizons as they do delivering their definitive sound. Devotion begins with “Wedding Bells,” which, with its fuzzed-out guitar, keyboard filigrees, harpsichords, and pedal steel, is one of the duo’s most elaborate songs yet. It’s also one of Beach House’s most immediate, fully formed songs, something that this album has far more of than the band’s debut. “You Came to Me” is a stunner, melding dark chamber pop ambience with lyrics that feel like they came from a surreal ’70s AM radio hit. “Heart of Chambers” is downright soulful, with Legrand’s keening voice and swelling organs giving it a truly devotional cast. Not surprisingly, given the album’s title, Devotion’s songs deal with love and loyalty, or the lack thereof: “Some Things Last (A Long Time)” is an aptly torchy, country-tinged ballad about carrying a torch for someone; “Astronaut” pines for a crush to be requited, filtering the innocence and drama of girl group pop through the band’s gauzy approach. “Home Again” is just as sweet — but not nearly as reassuring — as its title suggests, setting lyrics like “Something about the way a heart is nailed above a hand” to finger snaps and a melody with a wintry sparkle. Like Beach House, Devotion sounds like it was made for, and possibly in, the dead of night. This time, though, Beach House’s dark moods have more shades, and even a little bit of light, making them all the more compelling. – Heather Phares

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