Beach House - Once Twice Melody: Chapter 1

Once Twice Melody: Chapter 1

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Valeyard
100
My god. Superstar is one of their best songs ever.
The core sound is there, but everything sounds so much more grandiose.
No one can make dream pop like they make it. I'm glad that my ears have the honor to hear this masterpiece of a duo.
Musicnerdd
85
The first chapter of beach house's upcoming record is a dreamy and hypnotizing experience and shows that beach house are still capable of making timeless masterpieces. Hope the rest of once twice melody is as great or even better than the first chapter. Superstar will surely go down in history as an absolute genre-defining song.
POPDESIGN
95
Once....

Twice...

Heaven.
Schmedess
NR
if the rest of OTM is this good we may be in for an actual, legitimate classic

i’ll leave it at that
heavenlyxbn
70
After almost four years of their last album, Beach House are back! Yay!. In my first listen, I was not so hooked with these four songs, however I hope that with more listens and with the next parts of this new album, I like them a little more. But don't get me wrong, it's not a bad comeback, but at least for me it wasn't what I expected, and again, it's not bad.

Favorite tracks: Once twice melody, Superstar.

Least favorite: Pink funeral.
sillypengie
91
this is the best they've sounded since Teen Dream and Bloom. I can't wait for the rest of the album! :D
SamiSan
90
90 - The beginning of a grand tale

Beach House has never been known for making songs that come to an easy definition. They span miles, across seas, until sound does become the sea, enrapturing the listener. It is this verve with which Beach House pulls the listener into their world that always satisfies their core promise: 'There's a place I want to take you.' That one line from their song, 'Levitation,' off the 2015 record 'Depression Cherry,' epitomizes everything that Beach House has come ... read more
redbded
87
shit is beautiful, and im not a die hard beach house fan or anything like that
emomu
80
New Beach House comeback, lets go!!!

As a huge Beach House stan, I was so excited to check out this EP, and I am certainly not disappointed! I'm so glad to see them trying something new here with some punchier drums and swelling strings into the mix. This is perhaps the most fleshed-out they've ever sounded since Bloom. Can't wait to hear the entire album in 2022!

Fav Tracks: Once Twice Melody, Superstar, Through Me (highlight)

Least Fav Track: Pink Funeral
marvelgaryen
87
The soundtrack of a peaceful mind, me thinks.
JohnLouisHoward
100
hello, my perfect beautiful angelic souls. it has been way too long and welcome back. the world is always better with new Beach House music in it. "Superstar" is the best song of 2021, with its faint echoes of New Order, Slowdive, and MBV, gorgeous backdrop, soaring keyboards, and silky vibe. clearly one of their best compositions in the whole discography.
Flamingooooo
NR
Beach House is a group that managed to maintain a decent level of their music for many years which is truly admirable. Most of similar musical acts sooner or later lose what made their best album, something extraordinary. In this case, however, each album stood on a fairly similar level of quality, making it hard to pick objectively the best and the worst. Thank Your Lucky Stars being my favorite album by this group says a lot.
As for the first part of the new album we just received, I ... read more
landlalt
85
This is basically everything I've loved about 7 but more fine-tuned and also combined with many other things that I love.

That cover fucking sucks however
gopxity
92
Just a small taste of what the entire album will sound like, but the first four tracks are absolutely stunning. I can't wait to see where this journey takes us next.
frncscbrqz
90
Superstar soty
jeetygt
85
I remember literally having to mull over the four tracks that dropped on 7 for weeks because I thought all of them were weird and I couldn't quite process them. Yet in 2021, here I am absolutely smitten with the four first clues into "Once Twice Melody"'s sound. And I was scared I wouldn't like this!

I wouldn't say I hear a PERFECT song from front to back (Pink Funeral's constant glissandos in the background literally made that song -- I mean, come on) but Superstar comes close. That ... read more
swifty30
80
DAMN
will make u transcend
mayb i should listen to depression cherry or something
very beautiful

[TOP 3]
- Superstar -
- Pink Funeral -
- Through Me -
lilchefremy
85
Beach House is back baby! I’m quite excited for this project, I’ve been craving some new BH material for a long time, and now it’s finally here.

Beach House is probably one of my favourite bands ever, I really like their unique take on dream pop, and I think every project they put out was at least very good if not outright masterpiece category, and this new ep doesn’t disappoint either.

However, it marks a sort of turning point as we see the duo explore new ... read more
Lamented
100
I'm literally crying rn

BH finally came back after 4 years, and, sadly, until February we could have a full opinion, meanwhile, in chapter one we found gold, pure gold. Once Twice Melody is so gorgeous, Superstar is top 15 songs of all their discography, Pink Funeral is the definition of the title, it feels like a farewell, Through Me is a great uplifting moment that only leaves us wanting more psychedelia and charm.

I'm afraid that this album are 18 songs, but, I'm sure they pick this amount ... read more
Felix_96
70
7/10

good

Fav tracks: <all songs>
NoOffenseBut
NR
Sounds pretty darn good! Excited for the album.
cherrydagoatfr
90
Beach house have always been one of the most consistent dream pop acts of the 2010s, but here in this short snippet of their newest album they give me hope to make their best record yet.
So yea, consider me hyped.
breakdowncry
91
has to have some of their best work since bloom. im in actual awe of how good this is.
Roystor
94
They never fail us <3
thesauceseattle
84
Thoroughly impressed by the sonic diversity on display here.

Yay Beach House is [email protected]
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