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  • Summary: Produced with Chris Coady, the sixth studio album is the Baltimore duo's second album for 2015.
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Somewhere Tonight
Pink and blue were dancing Empty floor, shadows lancing Somewhere in a ballroom tonight Red and blue combination Old man finds elation Somewhere in... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 16, 2015
    90
    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.
  2. 83
    This album is not like anything they have ever done, and gives music fans reason to be thankful.
  3. Oct 16, 2015
    81
    Thank You is still undeniably a Beach House album, a familiar mix of warm tones and chilly sentiments. With the imprint still fading on Depression, Thank You’s impact is undeniably dulled, causing a strange "too much of a good thing" problem.
  4. Oct 19, 2015
    75
    Companion album or not, it does nothing but further cement Beach House's legacy of consistent beauty and quality.
  5. Oct 22, 2015
    70
    It's a damn fine record and manages to avoid treading exactly the same ground its older sister did.
  6. Oct 16, 2015
    60
    Thank Your Lucky Stars is definitely a treat--we shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth, as another new Beach House album is always welcome--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.
  7. Dec 14, 2015
    60
    For while it’s hard to begrudge any quality new release by a band of Beach House’s eminence, for a fan base still attuning itself to the subtle charms of Depression Cherry, this flawed follow-up might have been better served up refined and polished at a later date.

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 19, 2015
    10
    A little darker, a little more stripped back, more lyrically-driven and experimental- I find this to be even better than DC. "One Thing" findsA little darker, a little more stripped back, more lyrically-driven and experimental- I find this to be even better than DC. "One Thing" finds Victoria and Alex experimenting with a little bit of Velvet Underground sound, "All Your Yeahs" is a low-key anthem and "Elegy to the Void" progresses throughout the song to take you on a distorted sonic journey. Brushing this album off because of the release date (so close to DC) is lazy. This album covers gaps in Beach House's sonic universe that hadn't been covered yet further cementing the band's consistency while still bringing something entirely new to the table. If DC's sound was set in the mid-80s this was made in 1991. Most compelling Beach House album to date. Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2015
    10
    The music and emotional breadth and depth of TYLS is utterly mesmerising. Whereas DC floated like a celestial hovercraft, this space ship hasThe music and emotional breadth and depth of TYLS is utterly mesmerising. Whereas DC floated like a celestial hovercraft, this space ship has most definitely crashed on earth.
    The tenuous threads in the narrative ( who is she in question ?) and the raw guitar grind on stand out tracks, One Thing, Elegy to the Void and The Traveller ( surely a career highlight ) are not the vapor apparitions of DC , but the surprise of a palpable
    'Space Song' has been replaced by 'Rough Song'. 'Lovelier Girl' is now 'Common Girl', essentially reframing the riff of 'On the Sea', not into the growing swirl lifted from Bloom, but into something far more restrained, almost inward looking. Where as the opening and closer of DC, 'Levitation' and 'Days of Candy' act as euphoric spiritual book ends, compare the gentle exuberance of 'Majorette' to the heavy hearted, almost Lynch like closer , 'Somewhere Tonight'.
    Comparisons with DC are inevitable with a such a short span between release dates If you are willing to drop the security blanket of DC, the spikes of sonic and literal highs of TYLS will more than repay you.
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  3. Oct 19, 2015
    10
    I love Beach House, and this new record may very well be their best one. I like them all, but there's really something about this one. It's aI love Beach House, and this new record may very well be their best one. I like them all, but there's really something about this one. It's a bit sadder lyrically than Depression Cherry, despite some of the songs sounding more upbeat. Maybe that's what I like about it. Get it now! Expand
  4. Oct 22, 2015
    9
    After 6 quite fantastic records in a row I think it's pretty safe to say that Beach House are currently one of the greatest bands in a world.After 6 quite fantastic records in a row I think it's pretty safe to say that Beach House are currently one of the greatest bands in a world. Thank You Lucky Stars might sounds little samey and underwhelming upon the first listen but if you give it a time you'll get rewarded by effortless songwriting of the highest order and magical atmosphere that only them can create (although the whole thing is slightly less ethereal and slightly more direct and on the ground this time around). Expand
  5. Oct 17, 2015
    9
    This album is wonderful. The band grows every album that release, and it is amazing. Beach House, as always, keeping original and authentic.This album is wonderful. The band grows every album that release, and it is amazing. Beach House, as always, keeping original and authentic. Thank Your Lucky Stars is simply sensational. I loved. Expand
  6. Feb 15, 2016
    9
    A stand alone work of art, it is an incredibly dark and heartfelt collection of music. It has a 1950's after the prom dance depression to it,A stand alone work of art, it is an incredibly dark and heartfelt collection of music. It has a 1950's after the prom dance depression to it, this record feels most properly listened to sitting in the middle of a gymnasium with balloons on the floor around you and a janitor telling you it's time to go home. Expand
  7. Oct 28, 2015
    5
    Thank Your Lucky Stars is not inherently a bad record, but the problem is it's not compelling neither. The songs are drab, uneventful andThank Your Lucky Stars is not inherently a bad record, but the problem is it's not compelling neither. The songs are drab, uneventful and nothing really comes out as outstanding. All the songs are pretty much run of the mill Beach House, just less exciting and more samey. Expand

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