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No discussion yet on this album. Methinks its very purdy.

T. Weiss (Timmy), Saturday, 18 November 2006 19:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

a flash in the pan

Stephen Bush (Stephen B.), Saturday, 18 November 2006 19:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Great record. Under produced, it sounds like a demo, but that is half the charm. Her voice actually sounds a lot better live. There are some really beautiful melodies. I look forward to hearing more from Beach House.

lawrencerock (lawrencerock), Saturday, 18 November 2006 19:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

this is like the 3rd rock band from Baltimore in the past year or two that's started getting a bunch of national press without me ever hearing them or seeing a show, shit's making me feel out of touch

Alex in Baltimore (Alex in Baltimore), Saturday, 18 November 2006 19:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I saw them at the Echo on Thursday night - they were good (and her voice was spectacular), but the mix was really off (they used a discman for their percussion section and then put it WAY up in the mix while pushing her vocals way down in it) and I kinda left disappointed.

Record's top three of the year for me, though. Parts of it sound like The Marble Index as produced by Phillip Glass, which pleases me muchly.

James.Cobo (jamescobo), Saturday, 18 November 2006 20:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

al i have to say that, knowing what little i do about yr taste, i don't think you'd like beach house very much

it's a really good record -- and "go team" and all that -- but i'm kind of surprised by the blanket omg reception it's getting

bo janglin (dubplatestyle), Saturday, 18 November 2006 20:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

sorry i thought this was the thread for that jayz song

yours fondly, harshaw. (mrgn), Saturday, 18 November 2006 20:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh yeah i'm not saying 'boy this sounds right up my alley,' hence my having not run to the store to get it. but perhaps you underestimate my tolerance for languid indie.

haha, it took me a second to figure out this wasn't about "Beach Chair," too

Alex in Baltimore (Alex in Baltimore), Sunday, 19 November 2006 06:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Gorgeous record

Roque Strew (RoqueStrew), Sunday, 19 November 2006 09:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

i just saw them last night and it was a gorgeous set, with that nice drifting, lazily precise sound (and decent mix). they're also both great people, had a bunch of drinks with them afterwards.

the table is the table, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 02:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Any thoughts on 'Devotion?'

fukasaku tollbooth, Saturday, 26 January 2008 16:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Lush and pretty, especially "Turtle Island", but I need to give it a closer listen.

Simon H., Saturday, 26 January 2008 17:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Is that "Chamber of Hearts" song on it?? They played that over a year ago when I saw them and it was really, really great, better than anything on their first album (which I enjoyed)

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 26 January 2008 17:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Big fan. It is almost a rerun of the previous album, which is fine by me. Maybe a little more ooomph in the production

Billy Pilgrim, Saturday, 26 January 2008 17:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

really like "gila" a lot

gman, Sunday, 27 January 2008 21:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yea, 'gila' is a gem in this box of cubic zirc

The Macallan 18 Year, Sunday, 27 January 2008 21:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink


Jan 26 2008 7:48 PM

Greetings, Shalom Aloha I am Art Vandalle, ERT I am very thanks to you for my additon to your pages of myspace. Your music is a great elation to my spirits. I especially enjoy when I am bathing. Keep up the greatness of your work hope to see you soon at a concert. Much blessingsness

Art Vandalle,ERT (VAN-dell)

jaxon, Sunday, 27 January 2008 22:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Greetings Shalom Aloah" is pretty brilliant

J0rdan S., Sunday, 27 January 2008 22:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Devotion is an *amazing* album, but I'm thinking every review should probably mention Kendra Smith.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 08:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

If I found the first one pleasant enough but am not really feeling the need for more of that thing, does Devotion have any surprises for me?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 14:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

it does sound like kendra smith, and sounds (musically) a fair amount like galaxie 500. devotion is wonderful though, first thing I've heard by them, and just heard it for the first time yesterday

akm, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 16:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

I was swooning over this album for a good three or four weeks straight. I still really like it, though I have less desire to put it on now.

pgwp, Tuesday, 8 April 2008 17:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

all the right ingredients, boring album - TERRIBLE lyrics...

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 03:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think it's rather lovely. Haven't paid much attention to the lyriz tho

wilter, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 03:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

Apparently the singer is related to Michel Legrand, composer behind Umbrellas of Cherbourg, among other things.

pgwp, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 05:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

She's hawt in that "always looks like she's trying not to laugh" kinda way

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 05:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

listening to this album for the first time, this is beautiful and perfect for right now.

Bee OK, Thursday, 26 June 2008 02:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like "Gila". Lazy, sad. Nice guitar.

Turangalila, Thursday, 26 June 2008 04:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

This album is good but it's lost its luster as the months have gone by. "Gila," "Heart of Chambers," and one or two others are still really strong but I'm not feeling pulled back to this record. It's just sorta sitting in my library now.

pgwp, Friday, 27 June 2008 01:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

I saw them live not too long ago, and I liked their sound, but I think Mazzy Star did something similar, but much, much better. "So Tonight That I Might See" is a great album that deserves more of your time if you like this.

res, Friday, 27 June 2008 13:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

But her voice is really great. She could elevate pretty much any material with it. "Home Again" wouldn't be one-tenth the song it is without her voice.

Keaney Tong, Friday, 27 June 2008 17:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

That's true.

pgwp, Friday, 27 June 2008 20:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

she sounds a lot like Kendra Smith, which is a big plus in my book (and Opal >>>>> Mazzy Star)

zappi, Friday, 27 June 2008 20:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

i know and love Mazzy Star but don't know Opal at all. Devotion is beautiful and deserves it's own love.

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 June 2008 02:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I'm really enjoying this, more than I thought I would.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 31 July 2008 14:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Enjoy it a lot, but I wish they had a producer who would push them. The Spector-isms are awesome & have their place, but there's a wealth of untapped potential in this band.

J0hn D., Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

What I've heard of this new disc sounds almost exactly like their first disc. It's kept me from downloading the new disc. Am I missing some progression in their sound from disc one to disc two?

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

the songs are better by a wide margin

J0hn D., Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

That first record came close to creating a new mini-genre. I love the sound of it so much, it took me a long time to let go of it and embrace the new album.

Owen Pallett, Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like Devotion a lot.

'Master of None' off their debut is one of my fave songs of the past few years.

poortheatre, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Master of None" is pretty amazing on its own. But Devotion is a lot stronger from start to finish. Agree with John though, i get the sense when listening to them that they can take a huge step forward. Still, for their second album the progression is a good one.

myndbloom, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

Really fun to watch her sing live too.

myndbloom, Thursday, 31 July 2008 16:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes. Amazing live. When I saw them in Toronto, she reminded me sometimes of Judee Sill. I told her so, and she said, "Who's she?" at the same time her bandmate said, "Oh no!"

Owen Pallett, Thursday, 31 July 2008 21:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

That's good to hear, that they're good live. Maybe one of my two problems with them (the other is that their rhythms/chord progressions get repetitive, and I'm kind of in a glass house on that front) is that I don't always get a sense of involvement - it was more the case on the first record though. Her growth as a singer between the two seems pretty pronounced to me.

Good to see you Owen!

J0hn D., Thursday, 31 July 2008 21:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, you really understand just how good of a singer she is when you see them live. Not to overrate their live show, though - it's still just two people hangin' out on stage. The white outfits are nice, but it's not like there are any pyrotechnics.

Anyway - J0hn is completely on the mark. This band is capable of genius if they possess the ambition to reach for it.

pgwp, Saturday, 2 August 2008 01:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

such a great album, it's in my top five for 2008 at the moment.

Bee OK, Saturday, 2 August 2008 02:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

Right, there's nothing amazing about their live show. They both sat most of the time when I saw them. But her voice is something to behold in a live venue & watching her facial contortions is a pleasure unto itself.

myndbloom, Saturday, 2 August 2008 22:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Recorded in upstate New York, in a converted church called Dreamland with producer/engineer Chris Coady (who has worked with TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blonde Redhead, and a bunch of others) Teen Dream is the third album from the Baltimore-based duo Beach House, and their Sub Pop debut. The new album gives voice to a full universe of unbridled imagination, and the manifestation of Teen Dream has been a welcomed and all-consuming obsession for Beach House the past 9-12 months. Teen Dream will arrive packaged with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song on the album, each by a different director.

Track listing

1. Zebra
2. Silver Soul
3. Norway
4. Walk In The Park
5. Used To Be
6. Lover Of Mine
7. Better Times
8. 10 Mile Stereo
9. Real Love
10. Take Care

Bee OK, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 22:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

will be released on January 6, 2010.

also has just leaked, looking forward to this record.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 22:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

i like that cover.

figuratively, but in a very real way (amateurist), Wednesday, 18 November 2009 01:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

I recommend the setlist generator on the beach house website if one is attending a show. You can request 3 songs. Not sure how much they adhere to it but it's fun

Week of Wonders (Ross), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:47 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Would be cool to see the ilx consensus on favourite album. Bloom is a perfect pop record and really life affirming but feel like depression cherry is on par, it's just the missing half.

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 18 January 2018 19:30 (one year ago) Permalink

teen dream imo. they are all good though

marcos, Thursday, 18 January 2018 19:32 (one year ago) Permalink


Moodles, Thursday, 18 January 2018 23:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Bloom is easily my favourite. Probably Depression Cherry in second place.

kitchen person, Thursday, 18 January 2018 23:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Teen Dream

kornrulez6969, Friday, 19 January 2018 00:10 (one year ago) Permalink

The debut and its musty sickness

Mule, Friday, 19 January 2018 00:20 (one year ago) Permalink

i made a poll Best Beach House Album (So Far)

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 19 January 2018 02:14 (one year ago) Permalink


my personal ranking from most favorite to least favorite:

Depression Cherry
Teen Dream
Beach House
Thank Your Lucky Stars

note that this is on a scoring scale of 9.3 - 8.8. they're my favorite.

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 19 January 2018 02:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Ha, well, I guess I'm a contrarian then - I think Devotion is pretty beautiful - it was my entry point so probably special to me. And I loved Thank Your Lucky Stars, the slightly tougher sounds kicked it into new territory for me.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Friday, 19 January 2018 02:26 (one year ago) Permalink

I used work with a guy who loved Teen Dream so much he couldn’t even listen to the newer stuff with the more cosmic sound.

treeship 2, Friday, 19 January 2018 02:45 (one year ago) Permalink

i made a tweet out of this, but this is what each Beach House album would be like if they were films:

S/T: Super 8 home movie
DEVOTION: psychedelic underground cult classic
TEEN DREAM: coming-of-age fantasy
BLOOM: nocturnal road trip blockbuster
DEPRESSION CHERRY: retrofuturist space epic
THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS: wintry lone drifter tale

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 19 January 2018 07:25 (one year ago) Permalink

I used work with a guy who loved Teen Dream so much he couldn’t even listen to the newer stuff with the more cosmic sound.

i met someone who refused to listen to anything past devotion. i was like uhh you're really doing yourself a disservice there

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Friday, 19 January 2018 15:30 (one year ago) Permalink

I think there's a certain degree of conscious returning to earlier minimalism on dc-tyls after the widescreen dream pop of Bloom. Most of the vocals are also bereft of the thick reverb as well

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 19 January 2018 15:36 (one year ago) Permalink

still haven't listened to Thank Your Lucky Stars. Depression Cherry became my favorite recently. vinyl copy of Bloom developed a skip that makes me so angry I resent the whole album. Saw one of my favorite concerts at the Hollywood Bowl circa Teen Dream. Devotion has our song.

Dat Login was the dname u doofus (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 19 January 2018 15:51 (one year ago) Permalink

TYLS is equal to or better than Cherry

Moodles, Friday, 19 January 2018 19:24 (one year ago) Permalink

going to give it a shot over the weekend

Dat Login was the dname u doofus (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 19 January 2018 22:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah agree with you Moodles. TYLS also sounds great after DC as a pick me up record.

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 19 January 2018 22:42 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

****new beach house****

call all destroyer, Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:53 (one year ago) Permalink

psyched for this. they shot a music video in an art deco movie theater here nearly a year ago, i wonder when that's going to turn up

flappy bird, Thursday, 15 February 2018 02:54 (one year ago) Permalink

oh nice, more in the sparks vein

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:30 (one year ago) Permalink

flappy bird: That video is out! I think. For "Chariot," from the b sides comp.

Josh (phantompenguin), Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:46 (one year ago) Permalink

ha yeah i just watched that and yeah that's definitely it

flappy bird, Thursday, 15 February 2018 04:11 (one year ago) Permalink

The new song came up on a Spotify playlist I was listening to on shuffle. I was 95% sure it was gonna turn into a soundcloud rap track until Victoria started singing

piper at the gates of d'awwww (voodoo chili), Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:55 (one year ago) Permalink

a flash in the pan
― Stephen Bush (Stephen B.), Saturday, November 18, 2006 2:42 PM (eleven years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink


flappy bird, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:53 (one year ago) Permalink

new album 7 out May 11.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

i love you beach house

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Fuck ya

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 20:11 (one year ago) Permalink

So glad they didn't take a hiatus following the last two shot run

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

i was listening to beach house when i got in a car accident on monday :(

depression cherry kind of traumatizing now

marcos, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 20:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Hope you're ok

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 21:07 (one year ago) Permalink

love this band

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 23:00 (one year ago) Permalink


jaywbabcock, Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:21 (one year ago) Permalink

their career path has been remarkable & ideal imo: a gradual rise spread out over a decade from very humble beginnings to arguably one of the 10 most popular & certainly influential indie bands in the world.

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Personal list of artists with the most consistent quality per decade:

60s: Mingus
70s: Can or Black Sabbath (although their late 70’s albums are not as consistently brilliant as the rest)
80s: Prince
90s: Stereolab
00s: Spoon
10s: Beach House

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 8 March 2018 05:48 (one year ago) Permalink

We also worked with Sonic Boom (Peter Kember). Peter became a great force on this record, in the shedding of conventions and in helping to keep the songs alive, fresh and protected from the destructive forces of recording studio over-production/over-perfection.


scoff walker (diamonddave85), Thursday, 8 March 2018 18:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Holy shit. Anticipating the fuck out of this. My guess is it will bridge the gap between the last two and bloom but this is based on nothjng

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 8 March 2018 19:19 (one year ago) Permalink

love when the drums kick in on dive.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 9 March 2018 08:36 (one year ago) Permalink

Guitar part on dive really brings to mind temptation by new order for me

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 9 March 2018 15:29 (one year ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 8 April 2018 19:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

hell yeah that's good

Droni Mitchell (Ross), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 19:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

cover art for this album is amazing

stupid how many people seem upset on RYM that it's called "7" - it's their seventh record...

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

well RYM feels like the seventh circle of hell so that makes sense to me

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

lol man

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:56 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i am excited about this album

marcos, Friday, 13 April 2018 18:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah, everything i've heard has sounded great! i'm holding off until the rest of it is released

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 April 2018 18:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

listening to depression cherry right now, there are so many beautiful moments on this record especially "days of candy" solo that starts at 2:57 ~~~ whoooooohhhh~~~

marcos, Friday, 13 April 2018 19:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Beyond love ruins me

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 19:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Beach House - 7 (2018)

Bee OK, Saturday, 14 April 2018 00:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Thanks bee OK

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:36 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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