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Teen Dream

Beach House

2010

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Teen Dream

Rating

3.31

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5

I put every single track on my 1001 Albums playlist. For me, this album is the gold standard of dream pop. I could listen to it all day. Best track: Zebra

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5

So dreamy, but never to the point of feeling like it blew itself away; it remained fluid but thick and sweet, like floating in a pool of honey. The songwriting and production echoed a lot of the same notes as Fleet Foxes for me while also calling to mind Phil Spector and his wall of sound, and of course it definitely had the influence from the synth-rock sounds of Disintegration-era Cure. This hit a lot of sweet spots for me. On another note (or perhaps because of these notes), damn would this make some good bonin’ music. I gotta go get my wife.

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Well. I'm not sure what I think really. It was relaxing, well done for what it was. I feel like I need to listen to it again, as I'm not sure if I liked it or not. Odd review, I know, but so was this album.

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I've never hear of this artist or album before. It's not bad. Could be nice to fall asleep to.

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I love Beach House's approach to using low-end synthesizers and other electronic instruments, I believe they said something like "find a crappy keyboard, and find the one setting on it that sounds good and ignore the rest". I had no listened to this particular album, but I knew of Silver Soul which is super good, peak Beach House. The semi-lofi soft melancholy singing and song progressions is millennial sad in a bottle. I think it still holds up. Legrand's vocals are still unique to my ears, they feel very honest. I hear elements of drone, shoegaze, but of course that sparkly indie-pop of the 2010s. I love the detuning on Norway, which I've heard as well. There is a bit of a lull in the middle of the album for me though, the first 3 tracks are 4s but the others are completely ignorable for me, unfortunately. I really want to give it a 4 but as an album it is not consistent in quality, so it's a 3.5 down to 3.

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5

Take me back so simpler, vibier times. Fill my heart with your delicate voice. Fill my tank with your 5-star album.

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Production: 13/20 Songwriting: 14/20 Innovation: 13/20 Bangers: 5/20 Emotional response: 15/20 =60 Oooh just sneaked into the four star slot there

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3

some indie pop stuff. alright for some background music

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3

Quite chill. Not exactly what I'm looking for at the moment but it fit in quite nicely with the snowy environment while taking a walk.

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3

Guess it's nice background music?

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3

Arguably the most neutral, uneventful, uninspiring album so far

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Sounds like every other pop album from the same era. Although it's mixed well and there is some quality to the craft, it is overall boring and repetitive.

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I think they forgot that the drum machine can go faster than 60 beats per minute. But really, this was a boring, non-descript, self-indulgent album.

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Track 01 - 1.25/5 Track 02 - 0.5/5 Track 03 - 1.75/5 Track 04 - 1.5/5 Track 05 - 2/5 Track 06 - 0.75/5 Track 07 - 1/5 Track 08 - 1.75/5 Track 09 - 2/5 Track 10 - 2/5 Overall: 1.5/5 Album Art: 2/5

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Individual tracks are pleasant - montage music for films at the sad part when you don’t know if the romance will work out or not. All together as an album it’s dreary. Tough to wade through in one go.

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Did not like...not sure why. Reminded me of rejected songs from the Forrest Gump soundtrack for some reason.

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So far I really dislike this. It’s like elevator music that’s depressing. The fact that I can’t just ignore it is wild, it actively pisses me off

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I can sort of understand why people might like this, it's really not for me though. It doesn't really do anything, or go anywhere. There's no passion in here, it's like they're going through the motions in an effort to sound cool and they're falling way short. Not for me.

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Either it’s a ‘grower’ or I have severe adhd but I couldn’t listen to any one track all the way through.

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Never heard of them before this, never will again. Pish, which should never be in this list, or in end of year top album lists. Not one song I liked, or would be happy to hear again. Rubbish

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5

it's samey but it's also my style

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5

Love this record. Seeing these songs live is amazing.

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5

Great chill vibes/shoegaze?

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5

Really nice melodic music. Great to listen while working, but also just to chill out

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5

A favorite album in this house.

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Lighthearted, easy listening

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5

Excellent album de dream pop. Duo très intéressant!

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5

Right up my alley. A good indie-laid back album

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5

Nice beachy New Wave/dream pop

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5

So lovely. Take Care was on a playlist I made Julian a fews back.

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5

Great sound

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5

Beach House er fantastisk IMO. Avslappende men ikke så mye at det blir kjedelig. Synes det er bittelitt rart at det er teen dream og ikke bloom som er albumet som blir trukket frem. Men, fantastiske album begge to.

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5

Está bien. Slow indie pop.

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5

Not my favorite Beach House album but tbh everything of theirs from this album on is 5-star territory imo

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5

I like it a lot. The music and the voice are really attractive.

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5

Great background music

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5

so touching

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5

Beach House is a top ten artist for me, and this album is what brought me in. It's an entire mood.

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5

legal

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5

Wow this is a masterpiece. I was sceptical first, but this is MAGICAL

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5

Lovely, like a west coast surf Fleet Foxes

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5

Beautiful dreamy shoegazy album. Silver Soul, Take Care are some beautiful songs. I love the vocals silky voice, it's almost a lullaby.

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5

Why is their sound ethereal? Her voice? Combo of synth and guitar? Is it an effect of the droning in each song? Their music just feels different somehow. It’s hypnotic, relaxing, nostalgic, but also has a hint of emo, it’s heavy but light. A combination of Indy pop, sci-fi soundtracks, nostalgic sounding effects, early electronic minimalism and a beautiful deep female voice akin to Nico. There is really only one crescendo, but it feels like it’s constant throughout. For me this is an easy 5, just as good on a summer drive as a moody evening in by myself. All songs are good, catchy. This has been the soundtrack to many road trips and will continue to be so.

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I love listening to this kind of music while doing other things, like designing or reorganizing my home. It inspires me.

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5

I forgot how great this album is. Time to listen to more Beach House.

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It’s beautiful. 9/10

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I now see why they are so popular!

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5

This one is on my daily rotation. Fucking love them

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Great.

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So dreamy

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5

Beach House babyyyyyyyy

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5

An all time favorite

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Está bien. Slow indie pop. 5.

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Beautiful album, you forget about how much music was like this around 2010, it was a really good time for music. Surfy/indie/laid-back. Music to sit in a warm field and listen to.

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Adorei!

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<3

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4.5/5. Shit was LOVELY but dummy hipster indie

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5

This sounds a bit like the moody musical sections of some TV show, where the characters stare into the distance in the rain pondering what they've done. Not that that's a bad thing, really liked it.

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Nunca tinha escutado nada dessa banda. Adorei. Uma grata surpresa. Super relaxante.

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I am not familiar with and never heard of BEACH HOUSE and their third album, TEEN DREAM at all. After listening to TEEN DREAM multiple times, I really the soft, clear vocals and the haunting musicianship that this album gives us. But I struggle with the album as a whole, while the vocals are exquisite, and the lyrics are stream-of-consciousness, and both really work well together. I have a problem with the musicality at the beginning of the album I was almost falling asleep, not out of boredom, but rather the lack of variety, as the album progressed I was able to get the musicality and the flow the album was much better, hence the higher score on the songs. A interesting and unusual album, almost like a Kate Bush with stream-of-consciousness lyrics rather than storytelling. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, BEACH HOUSE - TEEN DREAM, is the only album listed Rate Artist: BEACH HOUSE (5.0) Rate Album (Year): TEEN DREAM (US 2010 Original) (5.0) Ranking of BEACH HOUSE - TEEN DREAM songs No. Title Length Ranking 01. "Zebra" 4:48 08.0/10 02. "Silver Soul" 4:58 08.0/10 03. "Norway" 3:53 09.0/10 04. "Walk in the Park" 5:22 08.0/10 05. "Used to Be" 3:59 10.0/10 06. "Lover of Mine" 5:06 10.0/10 07. "Better Times" 4:23 10.0/10 08. "10 Mile Stereo" 5:03 10.0/10 09. "Real Love" 5:20 10.0/10 10. "Take Care" 5:48 10.0/10 US 2010 Original Release 093.0/100 = 3.30 / 2 = 4.65

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5

definition of the genre

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So chill, I love it !

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closer to a 4.5

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7.5/10 F.t.: silver soul

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4

Listened before

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4

Really good! Kinda like bon Iver but more indie

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4

Love me some spacey music. Great for active and passive listening.

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4

Liked it a lot. I've been enjoying this music more and more

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4

Super vibey, but nothing really stood out. The first album I'd listen to again on my own.

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4

Good stuff

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3.8

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4

Looking at the genre & length - I did not think I would enjoy this album as much as I did. Solid stuff

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4

A quintessential dream pop album. Not really my thing tho

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4

Little bit ambient

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Chill as he'll. Me big likey

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4

Enjoyable. I recognized several songs on the album but couldn't remember the band's name.

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4

kinda airy. light and funish, i guess.

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I had never heard of them. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Wow. This is really good. I wasn't familiar with Beach House before this, although I had heard of them. This is the first time I've been wowed by an album I hadn't heard before. Adding it to my favorites. 4 stars.

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Chill, good background music

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nice summery pop

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Perhaps the first album of this challenge that may lead me to listening to the entire discography of the artist. Reminds me of so many Indy pop bands that I love. Cassino, Fleet Foxes, Local Natives, Now Now, Good Ole War, Arkells, Hey Hey My My, The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Gem Club, Pinegrove flannel out of 5

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beachy, dreamy

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LiS like. Their next album was not as good.

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4

Big fan of this. Their best album

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Still class

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Klingt alles gleich aber alles gleich schön

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4

Probably need more listens to it. Feels like Portishead/Goldfrapp/The Walkmen (I think? and other slow, haunting indie rock

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I've heard this album before. I enjoy it. It was mellow but I believe interesting enough to reward repeat listening s.

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this was calming background music for me. I liked a few tracks and added it to my "Background Tunes 2021" playlist. What I really liked here was the "Album Radio" Spotify started playing after the "Beach House" album was over. I added quite a few songs that I heard today into my various playlists. I have really been missing my OPLAE playlists from this random guy on Reddit that I got every few weeks so this thing Mark found has been one of my favorite things. THANK YOU MARK! I give this album 47 ripe watermelons

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has a galaxy 500 vibe that I enjoy quite a lot, I’d lump it in there with the flaming lips as well, I like it so far

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Didn't mind but repetitive but liked it

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Never heard of this band before. Going to listen to more of them though.

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skroz lagano i veoma alternativno, did enjoy

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This was a really good album. Had a Tea for the tillerman/pet sounds/indie vibe to it. I have to look into this genre more.

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thought it was calming :) i liked it

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One of my favourite and consistent bands from the 00's. They great a brilliant, melodic atmosphere.

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I dig this! Parts of it kinda remind me of a chiller, vibey Band Of Horses or even Kite Party. Kinda surprised I never listened to them before

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Simple and smooth. Great album

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Listened to beach house before, Norway great song, like the bands sound, songs merge well feels like songs related good album throughout 4.1

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Easy listen, will probably listen again

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Spacey and beautiful

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really chill, will play it again, goes in liked albums

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4

A nice surprise. Quite like the Maccabees.

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4

Chill hippy stuff. Super good, loved it. Hard time getting into the lyrics, just liked the vibes

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Vibes are immaculate, this is if Cigarettes After Sex and Mom Jeans touched tips and this came out. Definitely reminds me of the good days of the early 2010s, its pretty sweet.

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4

I think the album is very good. It has nice vocals and some great instrumentals to go with the vocals. I thoroughly enjoyed the direction of the album.

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4

I loved the dreamy influence and the way tracks flowed into each other. First impressions loved it I can hear a lot of slowdive influence in this.

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4

I like them, it's a good album

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Very much evokes the era it was released - had forgotten how good tracks like Norway and Lover of Mine are.

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A band I’d never taken the time to listen to and I’m glad this has come up, a great surprise and right up my street - perfectly executed and accessible without ever being twee. An easy four and will explore more

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Älskar! Mysig och vacker drömpop. Fantastisk produktion på alla låtar. Jag brukar känna att album i den här genren ofta blir för tråkiga, men Beach House lyckas träffa mitt i prick, när det trygga, repetitiva, hypnotiserande, kombineras med intressanta melodier. Älskar Victoria Legrands androgyna röst. Inledningstrion, Zebra -> Silver Soul -> Norway är briljant. Avslutningen, med 10 Mile Stereo -> Real Love -> Take Care likaså. Mittenkvartetten håller inte riktigt samma klass, förutom Lover of Mine. Bästa låt: 10 Mile Stereo.

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Good stuff, I can get into this. Have listened in the past but never has stuck to me. Interesting to read about this album and how it struck a chord with people and caught on in a big way.

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4

Alright. Pretty chill

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I liked it. Bonus for being local

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pretty guud

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8/10. Pretty chill

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4

I wish this had had more variety, but overall a really enjoyable album that was relaxing and emotionally evocative at the same time. 8/10

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Laid-back indie pop

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4

Not bad, slow

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Liked it, will listen more.

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3.5/5. This was pretty good, nothing really stuck out or blew me away. I like the vibe.

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This is the type of music I regularly listen to so it’s safe to say I enjoyed this album. It does sound quite a bit like most other dream pop albums but there’s something different about this one. I think it’s a hypnotic quality to the production. Btw I’m in dc right now. Fav songs: a walk in the park, lover of mine, real love

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4

One of their best

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4

A very nice album, moody sad, melodic. Really lively music and feel. 4 🌟

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4

Very calm and relaxing, but still has lots of character. Love the instrumentals overall, but especially in "Norway". This is the type of album that would be great in the background but can also hold my interest if I was focusing in on listening to it. It's hard to call something "timeless" that you have only heard once, but this is an album that feels like it will never be dated and could come from any generation. Will definitely listen to more Beach House. 4/5.

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4

I like! It reminds me of Cocteau Twins from the 80s. Fits right in with some stuff I listen to when I'm feeling mellow....

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Could never really get into Beach House but I enjoyed this. Will definitely revisit.

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4

Really like this album. Nice sound quality to it, relaxing, a bit ethereal. Overall very nice.

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4

This is so good

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8/10, this is what I want my dreams to sound like. Ethereal, easy, calming, mournful, and floating into nothing

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4

groovy - heard a lot about beach house but never listened to them till now. nice

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4

Very Beach House. Happy to have it on, but a bit depressing to focus on

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Dreampop, indierock, 10’er svævende, harmonisk

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Enjoyable indie dream pop. I think The xx does this sound a bit more up my alley, but nothing about this album was bad by any means.

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Dreamy

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солидная штучка

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4

pretty good! reminded me of shoe gaze genre.

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i am familiar with all of beach house's discography, but i honestly didn't remember this album too well due to not listening in maybe a year. long story short, a relisten was definitely due, and i'm glad i got the opportunity to do so. the album starts off on a dazzling note with the enchanting Zebra and ends with an equally charming track, Take Care. nearly every track between shines with beauty, personality and dreamy gorgeousness. the music hangs over the listener with the softness of a blanket, but the nature of it as stunning and intense as the stars in the night sky. this is one to get lost in. alone in your room with the rain shattering your windows, or maybe holding hands with a lover as you watch those blue waves desperately gnaw at the sand. the choice is yours.

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Moody as hell

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Quite liked it. Would probs have given it a 5 if I'd been doing a lot of shoegazing in 2010.

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Really nice chill out album

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Very chill summery music, this album seems to be all about vibes. I enjoyed it as background music, would definitely play this again.

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This was my first time with Beach House, but I am now a fan. I really love this album. I very much love Victoria Legrand's voice and the beautiful sound of this music. I am looking forward to hearing them again.

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Chill, a bit ethereal, a bit sad. Check. Check. Check.

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4

Kinda fleet foxy. Great work album.

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Dreamy and kinda hipster

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Very different to most stuff you hear. Melodic strumming and easy to hear Cocteau Twins influence in sound and vocal. Real surprise.

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yuuuuuuuge fan of this album that i had never heard of before. Likely going into the rotation for many of the songs. i worry a bit that these songs won't be as good on shuffle as they were on the album, but that's how it be sometimes.

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4

lovely, dreamy indie rock. Great band, relaxed music.

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Gotta say, I was pretty stoked to see an album released post 1999 for a change! And an indie album, no less! They definitely nailed the dreamy feeling, but without getting too lost in their own experimentation, which I appreciated. I love the slidey electric guitar, fun little electronic sound bytes, and the overall impression of floating in the clouds.

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A few months back I went through a major Beach House phase. I wanted to catch up on their older albums in preparation for their new one (which is very good!). I’d always liked them before but something suddenly clicked in my brain chemistry and I became obsessed. I would stay up late listening to them until I fell asleep. Their dreamy, melancholy style sounds particularly good after midnight and they became a part of my end of the night routine for a while. This album might be the best example of their style. The songs are excellent, the arrangements are lush, and the drumming gives the sleepy music a little extra energy (some of their albums just use a drum machine to keep time). There’s a magic in their music I can’t get enough of - I find it very soothing. Favorite tracks: “Zebra,” “Silver Soul,” “Walk in the Park,” “10 Mile Stereo,” “Take Care”

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Sleepy, probably best enjoyed being played on vinyl, with a joint or tea. Songs can be a little long, but it was never unpleasant. I dislike using the word "hypnotic" but it probably fits in this case. Favorite tracks: "Real Love", "Walk in the Park"

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3

Some ok stuff

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Not big into dream pop

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Nice enough. Inoffensive indie, maybe a little bland, but happy to have it on in the background.

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Beach House is a mellow, psychedelic, vibe for stewing in the atmosphere, but not my favorite of their work. Still good, but they hadn't refined their signature musical sound quite yet.

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Not my cup of tea but it wasn't awful.

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Very dreamy, but wasn’t necessarily in that vibe, but still good

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Dream pop. Calming.

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It was not bad. Daily easy to listen to but it was not my type of music. I only listened to a few songs.

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“They call me mellow yellowww”

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It was ok

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Sólido. Aguanta.

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Meh

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kinda ok

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Bueno a secas, Nada espectacular.

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Very cruisy and easy to listen to. A good album to listen to during a long haul on a bus. He echoes her vocals nicely to make that dreamy sound.

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Pop.

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Nach längerer Zeit ist der Besuch im guten alten Beach House schön und vertraut, denn: es hat sich hier so wenig verändert, die Zeit scheint stehengeblieben, alles ein wenig omig-schrullig melancholisch eingerichtet und anfangs etwas unterkühlt, aber ein Feuer in dem alten Kamin kriegen wir schnell entfacht, in seinem Schein die angelaufene „Silver Soul“ mit warmer Hand poliert, ein fiebriges Funkeln umtanzt von da an alle leeren Räume. Es entsteht ein sanfter Rausch dessen Kürze in seiner Gleichförmigkeit begründet ist. Die über anderthalb Jahrzehnte gestreckte Vorhersehbarkeit aus feierlich warmer Orgel, kehlig-bassigem Gesang, Drumcomputer, hallender Gitarre ist maximale Geborgenheit & ist ebenso maximal edle Langeweile, die „Teen Dream“ nicht schlecht macht, aber selten herausragen lässt aus ihrem übrigen Korpus. Hauchwarme 3.3

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Pretty run-of-the-mill 2010 pop rock. Reminded me of Vampire Weekend.

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OK, but got a bit bored of it

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Lots of the songs by Beach House sound very similar. So I think the album is cohesive. I was able to listen to the whole thing, but largely forgot about it while listening. Then something happened, the streaming service got to the end of the album and another song came up and the style was similar but the singing was better. I was like "ooh who is this singer, they should get her to do more songs" but it was a different band and album entirely ("The Trip by Still Corners")

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3

No le puse atención

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2 or 3 very good songs. The rest ok.

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Tja, best ok maar iets té dromerig en arty farty voor mijn smaak. Gelukkig wel een keer wat moderns.

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Einde niet halen, maar meer door te kort aan tijd dan kwaliteit; best aardig plaatje.

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I like the sound of this -

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Very vibey. Will be good for studying

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3

A nice listen but not quite my tempo.

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Ethereal, pretty, but a bit boring for me hence the middling score just reaching 3.

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Super chill and relaxing!

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Good background music

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i liked this way more back in 2010

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3

pretty good album, nothing springs out as of tracks but an enjoyable listen nonetheless

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Totally acceptable 2010 brit pop

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3.3

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dreamy, uplifting, not my thing

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Too mellow for me. Reminds me of Matt Berry.

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Bland indie. Just okay.

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Pop. Dance.

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An effortless listen. Not the most memorable of albums, but really enjoyable when you’re in the right frame of mind for it.

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Very pretty and moody. I like it but got a bit bored as it went on.

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Liked the bit that I heard. I'll come back to this.

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Good album, just not much differentiation between songs. Every song felt relatively similar and I didn’t notice much distinctness. However the songs were well composed and I enjoyed them.

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Is this a perfect album? Every song is solid. Each is pretty and has a hook. Each stays faithful to the shared woozy mood of the album. The "soundscape" is beautfiul. I can't understand what the heck Nico is singing, no matter how long she draws out the vowels at the end of each phrase. But something about it all adds up to an energy-sapping experience. It's like trudging up a beautiful, steep sand dune and the view is no different at the top, just more dunes. Maybe Beach House + hangover + returning to desk work after river work is not the right equation. B+

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Its that laid back alt sound. I like how Norway opens up. Meh.

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It nice, peaceful, and frequently ethereal. I enjoy the sound, but after listening to it several times, i feel like i lose my place and have no idea what song i'm listening to. It is pleasant but very samey.

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Melodic album that's easy to listen to.

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An alright listen, didn’t stick with me afterwards

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It was ok

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Enjoyed it was very mellow...all about relationships.

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"Don't I know you better than the rest?" It's a question lots of great music asks, but usually not in the beginning of the text. But it seems like Beach House wear their hearts on their sleeve here. To me, the approach is slightly incongruous with the genre, and obscures the rich texture with few ingredients. Hardly sparse, but not over-subtle, a little loud: It's a grower. Perfect length, though, obviously.

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Very pleasant

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Nice, dreamy sound. Not sure if it beats the Cocteaus or Sigur Ros though.

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Nice, but I don't have much else to say about it? Very pleasant, but I coudn't name a track I'd want to listen to actively. Good to have on in the background

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It's not bad but doesn't jump out at me. Like indie rock of the time but not really memorable. 6/10.

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3/5

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Dreampop. Synthy, floaty, a bit guitary. Strangely effective on drives in the dark.

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7/10

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It has a nice dreamy sound, which alternates between pretty relaxing and slightly dull

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Very nice with a couple of great tracks but ultimately couldn’t help wondering why bother when Mercury Rev and Grizzly Bear are available

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It's ok I guess. A little bland. I usually quite like this kind of music but it just struck me like someone heard a couple of Yo La Tengo's dreamier numbers and tried to stretch them out over an album.

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Still a vibe.

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All of it sounded too similar. Needed something else

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Forgot about this one

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Some were good. Mostly flowy sleepy music. Too slow for my taste but well made

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Okay but I wasn't in the mood.

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spacey psychedelic lofi you can see how this inspired later indie 3.5

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Dreamy. Pretty... but kinda boring. Reminds me of the XX, but this one's a little more interesting. There's a few tracks I liked more than the rest, when they managed to do something really weird with polymodality like Norway.

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Teen Dream by Beach House (2010) The languid sounds produced by this duo have a remarkably attractive quality. Slow tempos and lush legato phrasings seem to wash over the listener with warmth and comfort. Even the peculiar wavering pitch effect (“Norway”) is disciplined and not off-putting or distracting. Melodies, chord structures, and arrangements are sufficiently atypical to keep the listener on his/her toes. Verdant, voluptuous keyboards and simple but competent guitar lines soothe the ears. Percussion is understated and bass is well subdued. Victoria Legrand’s vocal performance may lack formal excellence, but she makes even grievances seem maternal and honest, with sufficient feminine strength to sustain interest. The overall effect would make a man sit down and shut up. A couple of tracks have what sounds like hum and tape hiss, a puzzling (intentional?) feature in the digital age. Lyrics are neither flashy nor deep, and appropriately visual—obscure, and packed with enough inscrutable metaphors to keep a fan of Ezra Pound intrigued. This album makes for a very pleasant first-time listen. If your hair is long enough to cover your earbuds, you could listen to this album during a boring Zoom session. Try it and tell me how it goes. 3/5

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Not bad-- good background music for working or chilling.

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Background music is an accurate description. Had great time listening to it but don’t think I would listen again deliberately.

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I expected to like it more. It kind of sounded a bit samey to me. I really like Beach house but it didn't hit as well as I'd hoped

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Nice enough album, good in the background

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ok, bit fleet foxes, 2000's gentlecore

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Not bad for dream pop, but a bit too sedate for my tastes.

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udmærket indie/dream-pop

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Not really blown away or anything. Better then "Meh" but I likely wouldn't listen to anything else they do. Kinda reminded me a bit of Florence and the Machine.

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Ok Dazed off a bit

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I listened to it twice but couldn’t hear it. Just became background. I should try again.

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Pleasant enough. Doesn’t make my eardrums bleed but neither does it thrill me

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Bueno

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floats along nicely, makes a pleasant enough layered sound and the vocal and songwriting hold my interest to a point but I'm not sure its anything more than a decent bit of shoegazey dream pop. 3/5

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Pop. Ni fu ni fa.

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Typical Indie. No better nor worse from anything else in its genre.

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it was alright but nothing special. i liked it but it didnt stand out atall to me really and all the tracks blended together kinda but not in a good way 3/5 alright but not amazing

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Good music, but not really my preferred genre.

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Great, chilled out start to the week, not going to listen to it again but was a nice way to kick the week off

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An alright album. Nice background music. No real standout tracks. Just middle of the road average. Some songs more enjoyable than others.

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I can only imagine what Nigel is going to say about Teen Dreams. Yeah, this was fine. You might say it's a stirring reminder that good things can happen when you step out of your comfort zone. But I wouldn't. Would make a good support band for The Chuckle Brothers if one of them hadn't died.

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Gostei da experiência de conhecer a banda, mas confesso que o estilo mais lento das músicas não me empolga muito. Mas é algo pessoal mesmo, o som é bem interessante. Um clima meio espacial, de abstração e imersão.

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take care is such a nostalgic song for me <3

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Its fine. I dont need to listen to it before I die

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Não conhecia e gostei bastante

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I LOVE Bloom, but I just wasn't digging this one as much. 7/10.

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Beach House’s dreamy, ethereal sound goes down easy. I put it on last night as I laid down to sleep and was out before the end of the second song. Well-rested today I listened again. This time I made it through all the songs fully conscious. As each song started to lose my attention I started thinking about dreamy albums I like - for example The Virgin Suicides soundtrack by Air or Sigur Rós. That lead me to wonder how much more was left to listen to on this album so I could switch to one of those. Even the album cover is so light and forgettable that every time I went to the 1001 web page I kept thinking there was a problem loading the page. I sat down for a third listen determined to focus more and follow along with the lyrics. Before I made it halfway through I found myself reading the news as Beach House faded into the background. It was more pleasant in that context. This album seems to be best listened to while focused on something else. TEEN DREAM is like plain oatmeal at a breakfast buffet - not terrible or unacceptable but also not something I’ll choose if there are omelets, cinnamon rolls, sausage or French toast.

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Good album; but I'm not a big fan of the "Dream Pop" genre.

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Norway blew my mind...you hear it too right? (⊙﹏⊙)

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One of my main complaints with dream pop is that it can be too, well, dreamy. It ends up coming across as monotonous, unexciting, and a bit boring. This album pretty much fell into that pit trap for me. It was pleasant enough to listen to, but I wouldn't seek it out again. That said, Zebra and Take Care (the album opener and closer) broke the mold a little bit, and did catch my attention as standout tracks.

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This layman’s opinion on Beach House was that they have a great, unique (and therefore list-worthy) sound, but not necessarily many great tunes to match it. Did this album change my mind? Maybe not, but on this particular day its dreamy vibes proved to be the perfect soundtrack to my walk. I’ll give it a hearty 3.5 stars.

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A favourite artist of my teenage kids. I thought it was OK - though sounded a lot like the Fleet Foxes

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This was kind of bland, I don’t really like this kind of indie.

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Un pas pire Album dans le style. J'ai bien aimé et je pense que Ma blonde aimera beaucoup ca comme musique de soirée. 3.5

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Good background music.

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It's lovely, the first track is like a warm hug. However, the problem with this lovely dreampop is that over the course of a whole album, nothing much happens. Nothing happens very beautifully, but still... Nothing happens.

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Not bad. Pleasantly surprised.

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Never heard this band before- I like the sound! - As it was proposed, this makes me think a little about a beach house. Some nervous excitement, some calm warmth, some beauty, some chill. - The first track, "Zebra" is such a lovely buildup. I was really let down by the drum tones/performance when it finally hits though at 2:20. The kick and (more specifically) the snare sound so weak. Regardless, the rest of the track is really nice! Great chord progression and textures. I sort of back-burnered the rest of the album and didn't really focus too hard on elements beyond this first track though. Nice album!

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Some nice synth textures here. Overall a little too downtempo and one-note for me. I feel like good headphones and a joint may improve the album though.

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This is probably the album Zach Braff plays in an attempt to make people think he's deep. He's not.

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Boring as hell

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Eipä jäänyt mieleen

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Too backgroundy at times but a couple of lovely tracks.

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melancholy pop

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not my thing

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You wait till these boys hear bloom. Shit themselves.

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oppblåst

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didn't like. every song sounded the same to me.

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Not bad as background music. Couldn’t really tell the difference between the songs. Wouldn’t deliberately listen to it again. Boring.

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not bad, but kind of the same thing over and over.

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First time listening to this album. Nothing in it really grabbed me.

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forgettable dreamy 2010s electro pop. somehow i know walk in the park despite it not being a single. its of that swath of dreamy music from that era that all sounds the same. bit of a snoozefest.

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So boring...10 mile stereo is the only song that saves the album.

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I heard music. Wasn't aware of it.

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Vlees noch vis.

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Klinkt best aardig, maar iets kabbelend.

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Not special

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Deece.

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There is NO WAY this is one of the best albums of all time. It's fine, but it's really only one song, and I feel no need to listen to it.

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Boring. Best track: Zebra

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Didn’t care for it, most songs sounded the same

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meh

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It was ok, pretty chilled vibe to the album

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Was not a huge fan altogether. A few songs stuck out, but this wispy, ethereal type sound can miss me.

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Amazingly boring...

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started ok, but then I realised I was listening to the same song for 45mins

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Не зацепил.

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Dreary and forgettable.

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Plays like a bad 70s movie credit-roll song.

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Not grabbing me. Sounds like advert music.

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Very chill indie, it was enjoyable but not really a stand out for me. 'Lover of Mine' would be my top pick, the synths were very reminiscent of 80s pop.

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Meh

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achei meio chato mas entendo o hype

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Very exhausting to listen to. It’s alright, but also rather creepy

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Pretty bleh

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Aural pleasant wallpaper.

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Good opening track, decent end track, all a bit samey in the middle

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Boring

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The glut of positively beaming critical reviews make me feel like I’m missing something, and that like LCD Soundsystem, I’m losing my edge. See what I did there? For me, ‘Teen Dream’ is pleasant but ultimately drab and forgettable indie/dream pop. Fast forward and listen to ‘Lover Of Mine’ which is the best and most interesting song on the album, then head back to opening track ‘Zebra’ which is also OK. You can pretty much skip the rest of the record.

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This is OK and I can see why some may see this as valid on this list, but a little too ethereal for my liking. "Silver Soul" "Walk In The Park" "Used To Be" and best of all "Take Care" are ok but sadly not to my taste and wouldn't be in my list I am afraid.

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I had never heard of them and I always welcome a new discovery with the promise of a back catalogue to explore. However so far they make all of the right sounds but I'm yet to be engaged. The reviewers who reference a shoegazing musical style must come from California. This is much more cheerful version of life. Cover art 1/5

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I've never really been able to get on board the Beach House hype train. There's bits of shoegaze (at its blandest), there's bits of Flaming Lips (at their blandest), there's bits of MGMT (who outside of the hitz were pretty bland themselves), but 12 years on I'm still struggling to find much of interest in this. It's hipster MOR. I was surprised it made best album of the year lists back in the day so I am even more surprised it has made it onto a best albums ever list.

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this should be the type of stuff that on paper i should like. in reality its not very often i like american indie music. its generally like this album, bland, twee and made for adverts.

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Too calm, low contrast.

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The opening track Zebra perfectly fit my mood and needs at the moment giving me high expectations for the remainder of the album. Perhaps too high. No other track rose above a non-committal shrug on my how-much-do-you-like-it? meter. Songs are simplistic and repetitive, both rhythmically and melodically. I wanted bigger changes, more surprises. There were times when they teased me with a build and I thought, ok here we go, and then...no. Overall, this just didn't do much for me.

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Well, this album had nothing for me today. There was no assault on my senses, it just didn’t touch me at all. I could see playing this if I was having trouble falling asleep. But since I don’t typically have that problem, I don’t know what part this album can play for me.

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Pretty samey, but not terrible.

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a nice album, but rather boring. each song had the same kind of tune, and nothing stood out. i certainly didn't hate it, but it's just fine. this album must be a lovely listen right before bedtime, though.

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2, nice but not very unique

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Inoffensive but completely forgettable

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Dreamy background music that works as foreground music, too--meaning that these are identifiably songs. Not catchy or moving songs, but songs nonetheless, which is more than most dream-slush peddlers manage.

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I absolutely believe this album was released in 2010 - a few cool beats here and there, but they’re buried under all the cursive.

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This album would make fair background music in small doses. I did not like it and felt like I wasted my time listening to it.

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This record is the exact sound of all indie anti-pop mainstream records in the 2010s. It takes me back to being 25, wanting to get drunk, party, and listen to anything but this style of music. I don’t dislike it, I just can’t have fun with it. And nothing about this feels special or groundbreaking.

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I just didn’t jive with this album. To mellow and I don’t think dreampop is a genre I’d ever return to

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i don't like it tbh Fave Song: Silver Soul

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Couldn’t really get into this, every song seemed the same and the music was pretty boring.

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Ich hab's wirklich oft genug versucht. Es gibt einige wenige Nummern von Beach House mit ordentlich Reverb oder wenigstens ambientigerem Feel, die finde ich ok. Aber das meiste andere, und vor allem alles auf diesem Album hier: come on. Das ist schlimm gähnlangweilige Hipster-Scheisse für zahnlose Lauchs die ernsthaft der Ansicht sind, ihre Exkurse über das perfekte Mengenverhältnis von gefiltertem Wasser zu Gramm äthiopischem Arabica für ihren 24 Stunden angesetzten Cold Brew für kultiviert seien kultiviert. Musik, die heutige Kleinkinder ihren saturierten Millenial-Eltern in 20 Jahren vorwerfen würden wenn sich noch jemand dran erinnern könnte. Man möchte diese Leute für 3 Jahre in den ZDF-Fernsehgarten sperren und den Schlüssel gut verstecken, in der Bassdrum vom New-Model-Army-Schlagzeuger oder in Alice Coopers Perücke. Und anschließend alle Hits von Modern Talking hören um endlich wieder was zu fühlen.

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Really not sure why I'd have to listen to this. It's terrible

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I didn't enjoy this one. 1/5 stars.

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Nah...

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Why did I have to listen to that, 15 minutes of tedium and I gave up.

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Did not like this at all

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Hard No!

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I know a few Beach House songs but this album just didn't do it for me

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What I thought this would be and what it actually was made for disappointment.

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This kind of music seems to be in a no-man's land between classic and modern. At the time of writing, it's cringeworthy heartfelt saccharine pop-folk without a hint of irony or authenticity.

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should not be on this list

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tellement chiant

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If dry granola made an album. Completely lacking anything of any interest.

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nope

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