American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2010
With their third full-length effort, Beach House forces the listener to re-examine pop music status quo while taking another giant stride as a band.
MGMT plots a strange course for their listeners with Congratulations, but the material here often exceeds that of the band’s initial full-length.
The Suburbs offers plenty of the dense and stately keyboard-heavy pop that fans of the band have come to expect, with some much-appreciated frothier moments, but a melancholy theme of reluctant adulthood, or resistance to change, runs through even the more lightweight numbers.
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