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  • Summary: This is the much-blogged-about first album for the Baltimore duo of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Beach House’s debut is consistently candlelit, worn at its lacy edges, and at once vertiginous and embracing, somehow residing both at the hearth and on an icy precipice.
  2. Bands like Mazzy Star, Galaxie 500, Spiritualized, and Slowdive will come to mind, but this is neither pastiche nor homage.
  3. 80
    Through the simplicity of their languid melodies, Beach House access a portal into pop's truly uncanny nature. [Jan 2007, p.93]
  4. Over quiet, shuffling drum machine beats, the two spill out woozy guitars, vocals, and organs into slightly off-kilter pop nuggets that sound like they could have been made at any point in the past thirty (or more) years.
  5. Think Broadcast with a warmer heart, or Luna with a mechanical one. [#15]
  6. Finding the best bits in these sleepy songs often feels like hard work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jan 28, 2013
    I acknowledge the duo their way of expressing themselves but they put the very good lyrics into dream pop songs that are simply boring. Partly, at songs like Lovelier Girl or House On The Hill, I really enjoyed their music, but I can't come in terms with their odd kind of music. Expand

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