Thank Your Lucky Stars

Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2015 Ratings: #270 / 771
User Score
Based on 403 ratings
2015 Ratings: #115
October 16, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

Thank Your Lucky Stars is melancholy beauty. It’s music for late nights, for falling adrift in slow dark waters and gazing numbly at the glowing moonlight.

85
The Line of Best Fit

Even in the age of instant musical gratification, Beach House could be accused of giving us too much information with such prolificness, but the idea that you can have too much of a good thing is thoroughly debunked with Thank Your Lucky Stars.

83
A.V. Club

It would have been a shame for Thank Your Lucky Stars to have been misspent or glossed over; as is, the full sonic and emotional weight is tremendous.

83
Consequence of Sound

Beach House’s backing music is often the canvas for Legrand to paint her melodic moods, but on Thank Your Lucky Stars, all the pieces work not for each other, but with each other.

81
Pitchfork

These songs feel pneumatic, dusty, like they are pulling a blanket around themselves in a heatless attic to ward off a threatening chill.

80
Spin

The material here hews closer to those comfortingly terrestrial recordings than the weightless exercises they’ve indulged in as of late.

80
AllMusic

Interestingly, Thank Your Lucky Stars' more down-to-earth approach allows the duo to cover more musical ground.

75
Under The Radar

Whereas Depression Cherry was filled with sound, dripping with synthy texture and surrounding the listener with guitar leads, Thank Your Lucky Stars is more open and spacious. There's more variation in tempo and instrumentation among the tracks, yet it all flows naturally.

70
Clash

'Thank Your Lucky Stars' just barely misses the heights reached a few months before, its more simple nature ensuring it's unable to seduce the heart and head in the same manner. However, it's a damn fine record and manages to avoid treading exactly the same ground its older sister did.

70
Rolling Stone

Thank Your Lucky Stars feels like an opportunity for Beach House to sum up and celebrate the ways they've matured since their self-titled 2006 debut.

67
Pretty Much Amazing

With the excellent Depression Cherry out just two months ago, Beach House would have done better to sit on Lucky Stars, or maybe even have turned the whole thing into one crazy, sprawling double album.

60
Exclaim!

Thank Your Lucky Stars is definitely a treat ... but arriving so soon after Depression Cherry, it is bound to get lost in the shadow of its predecessor because frankly, it isn't nearly as compelling.

60
DIY

Unlike the previous LP, this record is more prone to striking with a golden, melodic touch.

60
NOW Magazine

Mood is the driving force, making it function best as background music, if occasionally forgettable.

siberianbreaks
74
The only Beach House record I actively return to. Victoria and Alex found a one-of-a-kind groove with this recording, in which they further improve on the more instant and grandiose songwriting they've initially struck on Teen Dream while also taking the much-needed route of going back to the basics to achieve the DIY magic of the first two records, where their aesthetic of a duo with a sentimental attachment to a place as simple as a beach house felt at its most on-point and honest. The actual ... read more
thierry
79
The Beach House record for those who are tiring of Beach House. Thank Your Lucky Stars cuts back on the layered reverb and noise of their previous albums for a more intimate, crafted sound that retains the lushness that made those same albums great.

Majorette, One Thing, The Traveller, Elegy to the Void, Somewhere Tonight
smallpeeble
88
oh holy night.
musicmagpie55
84
Maybe it was because I was so disappointed by Depression Cherry, but TYLS is one of my favorite Beach House Albums. I think it is a little looser and weirder than most of their projects, and it gives Victoria a bit more room to explore her vocal potential. Still pretty standard Beach House, but surprisingly good for the second album they released that year!
LepardRyan
50
A Snoozer
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Track List

  1. Majorette
  2. She's So Lovely
  3. All Your Yeahs
  4. One Thing
  5. Common Girl
  6. The Traveller
  7. Elegy to the Void
  8. Rough Song
  9. Somewhere Tonight
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