Devotion
Beach House - Devotion
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2008 Ratings: #175 / 720
User Score
Based on 169 ratings
2008 Ratings: #27
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Pitchfork

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.

Dec 21, 2017
CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
Dec 21, 2017
100
best tracks: wedding bell, you came to me, heart of chambers, some things last a long time, home again
worst tracks: astronaut, darling
Oct 6, 2016
NR
Quite similar to their debut in terms of musicianship. The songwriting though is a bit more interesting this time around.
Jan 12, 2016
exception
64
repetitive and bland, beach house seemed to be still experimenting with the dream pop that they now have perfected.
fav tracks: astronaut, holy dances
Sep 20, 2015
hemyge
83
Fav tracks: Wedding Bell, Holy Dances, Heart of Chambers, Some Things Last A Long Time
END OF YEAR LISTS
#6/Tiny Mix Tapes
#27/No Ripcord
#30/A.V. Club
#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
Contributions By
royalflush, patton, Novell_sx, philthy, erik