Teen Dream

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 300 Ratings

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  • Summary: The CD/DVD set features the first album on Sub Pop for the dream pop duo from Baltimore.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Teen Dream sheds the uncertainties evident in past Beach House albums--each melodic turn (and there are many) balances the force of confidence with the momentum of curiosity.
  2. This is both the most diverse and most listenable of their three full-lengths, and yet it never seems like a compromise. It feels like the product of careful, thoughtful growth, bringing in new influences--bits of mid-1970s Fleetwood Mac, sparkling indie pop, even a few soul and gospel touches--while maintaining the group's core sound.
  3. They’ve made an absolutely magical record--the jagged edges of their past have been smoothed by the sea, making Teen Dream a soft shore gem in the crown of the great chronicles of youth.
  4. Leaps and bounds over the act's earlier material, "Teen Dream" allows Legrand and Scally to truly come into their own while leaving the listener aching for more.
  5. Under The Radar
    80
    Overall, Teen Dream lives up to its promise of youthful fantasy. [Holiday 2009, p.76]
  6. Beach House have reached the point in their career where achieving grand melodic climaxes seems to come to them effortlessly, and on Teen Dream the climaxes are as thrilling as ever before.
  7. Underwhelming Third outing for nu-gaze duo.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50
  1. MarkO.
    Jan 26, 2010
    10
    Why do the hot press and the guardian's scores even count? not to sound too pretentious, but if you're giving this album a 40/100 Why do the hot press and the guardian's scores even count? not to sound too pretentious, but if you're giving this album a 40/100 then maybe listening to music isn't for you. Expand
  2. Bjorn
    Jan 28, 2010
    10
    The allmusic review should be put in in i want to see this get a higher rating, i love this album.
  3. Sep 17, 2011
    10
    Hands down my favorite album of 2010, and one of my all time favorite albums. Teen Dream is a testament to the unique and beautiful style ofHands down my favorite album of 2010, and one of my all time favorite albums. Teen Dream is a testament to the unique and beautiful style of Beach House. All I can say is congratulations VIctoria and Alex for creating such a passionate piece of art. Expand
  4. jr
    Jan 27, 2010
    9
    Stacked with melodies, this is a superb album.
  5. Jul 29, 2011
    9
    If u listen to this album more than once u will notice there tunes are so nice and all the songs are good so it is so easy to listen,it is theIf u listen to this album more than once u will notice there tunes are so nice and all the songs are good so it is so easy to listen,it is the best album of beach house and one of the best of the year. Expand
  6. TonyN
    Jan 30, 2010
    9
    Victoria Legrand is a goddess. I think she is the best female vocalist out there right now. The album isn't quite as good as Devotion, Victoria Legrand is a goddess. I think she is the best female vocalist out there right now. The album isn't quite as good as Devotion, but it's still an amazing record. "10 Mile Stereo" is the best song on the album hands down. The angelic string synth will make you melt. Expand
  7. Jan 28, 2013
    5
    Beach House still aren't mainstream-suitable but they partly improved what bugged me in their previous records. One being the tedious and inBeach House still aren't mainstream-suitable but they partly improved what bugged me in their previous records. One being the tedious and in parts boring tone of their music and the other being unrecognisable hooks. Teen Dream is better in that, but is still a very strange release that doesn't fit my type of music. Nevertheless, I honour their talent in composing the lyrics. Expand

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