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Beach House – Walk In The Park (2010)

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Beach House 2010

I think I was still buying CDs in 2010. My sepia-toned memories of opening the understated and zebra-covered disc Teen Dream are all magical. I think it’s the third time that one of its tracks has featured on this blog and I save the best for last. Seek out the crescendos at the end of ‘Walk In The Park’, with their soft cymbals, Alex Scally’s treated guitar and Victoria Legrand dreamy vocals. The album contains their best work and, if it weren’t for a certain Kanye West release, would have been vying with Arcade Fire for the best release of 2010.

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Beach House – Lover of Mine (2010)

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Beach House again

This week I will revel in some of my favourite acts from the last few years. ‘Lover Of Mine’ is off Beach House’s superlative 2010 album Teen Dream. Victoria Legrand’s vocals recall the haunting sound of Stevie Nicks, all languid and lovelorn. But with the recurring circus-like yamaha organ,’Lover Of Mine’ makes for the dream poppiest track on of the album. Have a great week.

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Beach House – Used To Be (2009)

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Beach House’s third long player Teen Dream is full of consummate dream pop. Perfect for dinner parties, this type of romantic, languid sound is always at risk of being a little boring. But Beach House created an album with enough beautiful moments to compensate – the zenith of which is the mid-album pairing of ‘Walk In The Park’ and ‘Used To Be’. Enjoy.

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