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Oct 16, 2015Thank 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.
Dec 14, 2015For 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.
Oct 19, 2015A 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
Oct 21, 2015The 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'Space Song' has been replaced by 'Rough Song'.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.… Expand
Oct 19, 2015I 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
Feb 15, 2016A 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
Oct 18, 2015Unsurprisingly, this intensely psychedelic record functions as a coherent whole, and sonically remains a subtle refinement of stylesUnsurprisingly, this intensely psychedelic record functions as a coherent whole, and sonically remains a subtle refinement of styles previously employed. This new work distinguishes itself with a mood that is at times both ominous and eerie, and lyrics that are more direct and specific than on Depression Cherry, yet more detached and impersonal than on Teen Dream. The emotional content is less on the surface, and is rather like a brooding undercurrent. Does this foreshadow a shift in writing process for Beach House that will result in exploration of new styles? We can't be sure, but for now we can be thankful for two great records from Beach House in one year.… Expand
Oct 22, 2015After 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
Oct 28, 2015Thank 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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