Thank Your Lucky Stars

Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2015 Ratings: #350 / 977
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Based on 692 ratings
2015 Ratings: #178
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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.

50
The Needle Drop

Dream pop duo Beach House impresses even less on their followup to Depression Cherry.

BGL13
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laz456
75
For a band to put out five albums this decade and their scores to be 7.5, 8, 8.5, and 2 9's is insane. The only other band who can compete with that is Death Grips in my mind.
365WHATAPPLE
45
[Discography deep dive]: Beach House, pt.6: Decorating

I've been taking a little break from my Beach House deep dive since I wanted to re listen to some other stuff and got further derailed from my already uninterested state of mind. But now I'm back on track and this album is a pretty great surprise after the more bleak and somewhat hit or miss "Depression Cherry".

In comparison to the former release, "Thank Your Lucky Stars" is a much more alive and shimmering ... read more
freckledfreako
65
A little underwhelming as every track basically feels like a B-side or an unused song, but this album is still aesthetically pleasing and warm just like their previous records.
Quet
86
TYLS feels like opening a photo album filled with century-old memories.
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Added on: October 7, 2015