7 is a post-party album, a gentle, introspective comedown after a night of extroverted madness.
Between an arresting start and a lavish finish, Beach House’s latest loses steam.
Beach House, Cat Power, the Lumineers, Portugal. The Man, & the Tallest Man on Earth.
Romantic idealism and environmental psychology become enmeshed, and indistinguishable, in the intimate Nights with Theodore.
The only thing that actually elevates Bloom from the linearity of its reverb-caked narcosis is the effort of vocalist Victoria Legrand.
Beach House seems to have known from the beginning what they wanted their music to sound like, and their past three albums are devoid of major stylistic departures.
Beach House’s album boldly complies the subtle and the overt.
Devotion includes all of the same essential ingredients as its predecessor, but a ratcheting-up of intensity makes this album shine even brighter.
Beach House’s self-titled debut seemed fully formed: nine songs virtually indistinguishable on first listen, relying on a command of minimal instrumentation and slow tempos.