Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - Bloom
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 27 reviews
2012 Rank: #109 / 784
USER SCORE
85
Based on
329 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
PopMatters

Bloom is a gushing collection of top tier songs that have been carefully knitted together for maximum impact, and is absolutely gorgeous and stunning.

91
Pitchfork

"Bloom" is also what these 10 songs do, each one starting with the sizzle of a lit fuse and at some fine moment exploding like a firework in slow motion.

91
A.V. Club

With Bloom, they have mastered their sultry formula.

90
Consequence of Sound

Every movement on Bloom extends that high silence to the length of several minutes, building within the song and into the next track to send wave after wave of eyes-closing, head-tilting, fist-clenching pinpricks.

86
Beats Per Minute

The aching sweetness of Bloom’s ten tracks should override any misgivings one might have about the band’s seeming lack of stylistic evolution.

80
musicOMH

Beach House are equipped to leave the nods to shoegaze behind and embrace a far more holistic aesthetic – pop music. 

80
Under The Radar

Despite the album title, the duo picks right up where it left off on 2010's Teen Dream.

80
Paste

It’s an album that’s sure to satisfy long-time fans while undoubtedly garnering the band even more media buzz.

80
Spin

Bloom is a gorgeous, firm album with very little at stake. 

80
AllMusic

It's not the band's most immediate music, but the album's challenging mix of heartbroken words and aloof sounds rewards patient and repeated listening.

70
Drowned in Sound

For all their undoubted accomplishment, Beach House seem to have reached their limits as a two-piece, or worse still, have simply finishing running their creative gamut altogether. 

70
NME

There’s also pleasure in hearing a band do what they do so peerlessly well: croon sweet, sweet lullabies to console us in our fleshy prisons. 

60
The 405

Beach House haven't bothered re-inventing the wheel, because it keeps on spinning just fine.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes

The high points are as good as anything they’ve ever done, though the hooky hooks and subtle gut-punches of these are couched in surroundings that teeter on the generic and the self-derivative.

50
No Ripcord

Bloom, unfortunately, becomes less interesting with the more attention you pay to it, largely because there is not much to set it apart from its predecessors.

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User Reviews
Zatak
95
Been listening to this quite a lot these days. It's one of my fav records of this decade.
Gupla
95
Beach House conoce la formula para hacer de sus materiales uno mejor que el otro.
Tom Simmons
91
Fav Tracks: Other People, Myth, Wild, New Year, Lazuli, Irene, On The Sea, The Hours, Troublemaker
ElOsoPolar_
100
Depresivamente dulce. (Eso si, Teen Dream es otra sustancia diferente)
Best tracks: Myth, Irene, Wild, On the Sea
kennethlovesmus
95
amazing album!!! every songs are amazing!!.
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DETAILS

May 15, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
Dream Pop / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 22 - AllMusic
# 25 - Beats Per Minute
# 6 - Cokemachineglow
# 7 - Consequence of Sound
# 45 - DIY
# 19 - Exclaim!
# 10 - FILTER
# 7 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 3 - MAGNET
# 36 - musicOMH
# 22 - NME
# 23 - No Ripcord
# 4 - Obscure Sound
# 9 - Paste
# 10 - Pazz & Jop
# 7 - Pitchfork
# 4 - PopMatters
# 15 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 28 - Rolling Stone
# 9 - Spinner
# 27 - Stereogum
# 32 - The Fly
# 36 - The Guardian
# 29 - The Line of Best Fit
# 3 - Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Myth 
  2. Wild 
  3. Lazuli 
  4. Other People 
  5. The Hours 
  6. Troublemaker 
  7. New Year 
  8. Wishes 
  9. On the Sea 
  10. Irene
Contributions By
royalflush, philthy, erik
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