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Beach House - Devotion

Beach House - Devotion
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on 12 reviews
2008 Rank: #150 / 424
USER SCORE
81
Based on
39 ratings

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Baltimore is as musically diverse as anywhere else, but in 2008, indie rockers associate the city with colorful, energetic music, from the expatriated Animal Collective to Dan Deacon's Wham City crew. The music of Beach House, the Baltimore-based duo of multi-instrumentalist Alex Scally and vocalist/organist Victoria Legrand, is a shadow narrative running parallel to this trend: Their delicate, lovelorn pop comes in the form of deathly waltzes and dark pastoral dirge

s on which Legrand sings about desire, loss, and dreams as if telling a ghost story, splitting the difference between lovely and creepy.

User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
90
Definitely my favourite of theirs. I just have really good memories with album as it got me into the whole genre of Dream Pop. The really dynamic vocals and the beautiful guitar work on this album made me realize that this is a special band. Beach House went on to do greater things, but this will always be my favourite by them.

Favourite tracks: Heart Of Chambers, Gila, Wedding Bell, DARLING, Turtle Island, Home Again

96
slow and deliberate Indie tunes, every song is a winner, fantastic album of pure quality

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DETAILS

RELEASED: February 26, 2008
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Carpark
GENRE: Dream Pop
WEBSITE: www.beachhousebaltimore.com
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 30 - A.V. Club
# 27 - No Ripcord
# 46 - Pitchfork
Track List
  1. Wedding Bell
  2. You Came to Me
  3. Gila
  4. Turtle Island
  5. Holy Dances
  6. All the Years
  7. Heart of Chambers
  8. Some Things Last a Long Time
  9. Astronaut
  10. D.A.R.L.I.N.G.
  11. Home Again
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