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Teen Dream

Beach House

2010

Teen Dream

Album Summary

Teen Dream is the third studio album by American dream pop duo Beach House. It was released on January 27, 2010 as the band's debut album on the record label Sub Pop. Internationally, the album was released by Bella Union in Europe, Mistletone Records in Australia, and Arts & Crafts in Mexico. The album was produced by the band and Chris Coady. The album received universal acclaim from music critics, who hailed it as one of the best albums of 2010. NME included it in their 2013 edition of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album was also included in the 2014 edition of the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In October 2019, Pitchfork ranked it in the 21st position among the best albums of the 2010s.

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Rating

3.32

Votes

4891

Genres

  • Pop
  • Indie
  • Rock
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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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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

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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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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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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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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Never heard of Beach House before and this album was a good introduction. I liked the harmonics between the vocalists and the melodies as well, not to mention the the guitar riffs. Listened while I work and the songs did a great job of a chill background music. A solid 8/10. Favorite songs: Zebra, Silver Soul, Better Times

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some indie pop stuff. alright for some background music

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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

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

Guess it's nice background music?

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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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Aural pleasant wallpaper.

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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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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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2, nice but not very unique

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

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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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5

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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Great background music

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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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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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5

It’s beautiful. 9/10

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5

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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5

Está bien. Slow indie pop. 5.

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5

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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5

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

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

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5

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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5

Rubber soul

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This is a great album. One of the best of that year 2010

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5

Ne trebam ni slusat opet, albumčina

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5

Beautiful antidote for the last offering! Lovely bimble in the sunshine 🌞

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5

i love how big the sound is on this album and i love how powerful victoria’s voice is

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5

One of my favorite albums of all time. I've listened to this countless times since I discovered it 3 months ago. I've listened to it while hiking, working, walking around the city, riding a train in Europe, lying in my bed, and lying on a rock in the woods in the rain. I've listened to this high on weed, shrooms, and LSD. The production is much more sophisticated and involved than their prior two albums, they go really far with the capabilities of their keyboards and how to manipulate Legrand's vocals as another instrument, a tool frequently employed in dream pop. "10 Mile Stereo" is the biggest example of how far they take synths you would never see in their s/t or Devotion. I'm a fan of every single song. It was very hard for me to resist not adding every single song to my liked songs on Spotify, which after listening to over a thousand albums, is something I've only struggled with on Pet Sounds, Sgt Pepper, and Abbey Road. For reference, the songs I hesitatingly convinced myself were not needed to be added were "Better Times" and "Real Love." So what do I love about this album? I'm not going to do a song-by-song analysis, as I believe the album is highly coherent, and their strengths are not unique to each track despite how special each of them is. In short, it's one of the most optimistic, hopeful albums. In general, Beach House albums are dreamy, hypnotizing, nostalgic, and comforting. Songs like "Used to Be" lift my spirits and put a smile on my face despite the conflicting longing lyrical subject. But they all put a smile on my face... I'm not making this up... only this album is only to do this to me!! Every song starts with a peculiar hook that pulls you in, and the dreamy keyboards, rhythm, and entrancing vocals stop you from diverting your attention. Teen Dream is peculiar in that nearly every song has this bridge into what could be an entirely different song. The whole record is coherent. "Zebra" pulls you in with the mysterious opening chords and hits you with powerful and emotional synths. Then when you think that must be the highlight, "Silver Soul" shows you that yes, the WHOLE ALBUM is just as strong. "Norway" is *probably* not my favorite, but it's what I might consider being their best song. Skipping to near the end, we have one of the most complex, exciting tracks "10 Mile Stereo" which drops into "Real Love" which calms the nerves and anticipates the climax of the album. "Take Care" is my favorite closer of all time... it feels like a warm hug that almost makes you cry, and you wish that the album would never end. Teen Dream hit me in a huge way, as I started listening to their discography in order and was stunned at how dramatic the shift was from Devotion. I had not felt the same way about later albums, but they're different moods. I'm happy this is the Beach House album chosen on this list, but I highly recommend everyone to check out the rest of their discography. Beach House is among the most consistent bands out there, having 8 incredible records. They haven't sold out. They churn out creative ideas in every album. I admit I only started listening to them 5 months ago, but they're my new favorite band, and I can't wait to see them live next month.

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5

Amazing

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Amazing

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5

Something so different and amazing. Wish I knew about earlier!

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5

Heard before. Love Beach House. Listened many times.

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5

Ahhhhh!!!! Classic!! The first song still gives me chills

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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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

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4

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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4

Chill, good background music

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4

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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4

beachy, dreamy

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4

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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4

Still class

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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

skroz lagano i veoma alternativno, did enjoy

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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

Easy listen, will probably listen again

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4

Spacey and beautiful

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4

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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4

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

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4

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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4

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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4

I liked it. Bonus for being local

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4

pretty guud

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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

Dreampop, indierock, 10’er svævende, harmonisk

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4

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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4

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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4

Moody as hell

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4

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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4

Really nice chill out album

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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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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4

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

Started off strong, cool vibe, really liked it 7/10

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4

Nothing overly exciting here, just a very pleasant to listen to.

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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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Cool low key ambient music

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Incredible, simplistic, without the usual pretentiousness that seems to accompany what is very much a sound associated with hipsters. The music is not so different or unique or ground-breaking by any means, but this is a well done album. The songs hit real nicely, the lead vocal with that beautiful mix of raspy and clear, it is hard not to just simply enjoy this album and feel content that for 50 minutes there was nothing to really regret.

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Very melodious and beautiful, I will be giving this a spin for a while to get into the nooks and crannies.

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**6/19/2022 - ALBUM #143** Today's Album: "Teen Dream" by Beach House - I have heard a lot of talk about dream pop as I have explored music discussion, but this is probably the first album from that genre that I'm actually sitting down to listen to all the way. So, does it live up to expectations of an ethereal and spacey experience? Well, what I can say is this album does a very great job of being wallpaper music, which seems to be sort of the goal with this genre as far as I can tell. Each song is usually a really peaceful guitar that blends with a drum machine, bass, and a bunch of ethereal chorus vocals to back up a really powerful lead vocalist. The lyrics are sort of all over the place, but it adds to that ethereal dream like aesthetic for sure. The opening track is a little hard to take seriously nowadays with the chorus line, "arching AMONG USSSSS", but that is obviously at no fault of the artist and the track itself is a really straightforward and accessible opener to the sound of this album. I think this album is worst when it doesn't feel like it's doing anything innovative or new and just sticking in it's little bubble, but I think the overall vibe of this record is nice for simply putting on in the background and vibing to. I particularly enjoy the first half of this album with tracks like Silver Soul and Walk in the Park, and I do think the second half trails off a little bit in terms of quality, but I think it flows pretty well if you aren't paying too much attention to it. Overall, this is a really great, peaceful record to put on during a late night hang out or a night of insomnia. Give this one a listen if you like songs that make you float off into space. Highlights: Zebra, Silver Soul, Walk In The Park, Used To Be, Lover Of Mine, Take Care Score: 8/10 Really great songwriting for a such a laid back dream-pop album

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patchwork texture of parts. evolution of each song. good stuff. not my normal vibe but definitely will go back to it.

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Sorpresivamente agradable de escuchar. Ritmos tranquilos, melodioso y con muy buena voz.

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It took me a long time to "get" Beach House. Just like the ineffable cover of this album, their songs (and the way they're produced) look very samey at first glance, but the more you actively delve into them, the more some of their charms become visible. That being said, the overall effect of such strand of dream pop is still hit-or-miss for me, just like that zebra pattern, once again. Even if a song like "Zebra", to stay on that very idea, proves that duo knows what they are doing, at least. Chord changes alternate between minor and major modes in ways that can make the whole thing mysterious and addictive, keeping with the fluctuating pattern of said artwork. And with the right set of ears (not too bothered by the overabundance of high-end frequencies), the unobtrusive, polished production of *Teen Dream* then soon becomes a lesson in subtlety and restraint. Quite remarkable, even if not *downright* remarkable. For what it's worth, this record is probably the band's masterpiece, thanks to standout tracks such as the one mentioned before, "Norway", "10 Mile Stereo" and "Take Care". The rest passes by quite nicely as background music. And when it comes to Beach House's whole discography, add *7* to *Teen Dream*, and maybe *Bloom* or even this year's *Once Twice Melody*, and you'll have a good idea of what Beach House can do when they are at the peak of their powers. After that, it's only for hardcore fans, really... Some dreams can't go on forever, can they? Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 870 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 72 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 31 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 28

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Relaxing

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Nice

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I can't say that I've listened to much dream pop before this, but I found this album really pleasant. It doesn't particularly grab you and draw you in, but the music is all very pleasant and flows well from song to song. They work really well together as a duo and both members of the band have good voices. It's not an album that I would describe as spectacular, but its very pleasant to tap your foot to as you listen to it, and the world could use plenty of that at the moment 4/5

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Not come across this duo before now. First listen - really like the sensibility, the vocals, the simplicity. Will definitely put this on rotation.

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4.0 + All the elements that define Beach House's greatness are here - the dreamy guitar work, smoky vocals, splashy and spare drumming, warbly background fills. All of these come together beautifully on "Zebra", "Walk in the Park", "Silver Soul." The latter track marks the record's emotional climax with Victoria Legrand's plaintive refrain: "it is happening again..." I love these and other poignant moments on the record but if I'm honest, I tend to skip over much of the rest, particularly some of the middle tracks. For me, Beach House's dream pop sound, though established most decisively on this record, will be more fully realized on later projects like "7" and "Depression Cherry."

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I love getting albums from this side of 2010, especially from artists I know! Beach House is one of those indie acts that has limitless appeal for people in the know, but I frankly haven't heard a whole lot from them yet, which makes this a very welcome listening assignment. I think "Silver Soul" was sampled on Kendrick Lamar's "Money Trees" in reverse, which is so cool. This is a very relaxed album and a great vibe. I'm all for it, and for more like this to break the rock monotony. Favorite tracks: Norway, Silver Soul, Walk in the Park, Take Care. Album art: A very faint animal print I believe. I like it for what it is but also hate it for being hard to see. But damn I guess it's memorable. 4/5

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Muy tranquilo e interesante

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A lovely album. Dreamy music complimented beautifully by the vocals. Very consistent in style and pace throughout, but with enough variety in the musical details to keep the interest. If it had more interesting and imaginative melodies this could be a 5/5 album. Rating: 4/5 Playlist track: 10 Mile Stereo Date listened: 22/08/22

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smeary dreamy sad indie wistfulness for walking around on an overcast day. vocals took me some time to get used to.

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Calming. Love Silver Soul and Take Care. Great music and a happy discovery

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"Teen Dream" is the third studio album from the dream pop duo Beach House. Dreamy is an apt description for this type of music as with its guitar, keyboards and especially vocals create a dreamy atmosphere. Beach House consists of Victoria Legrand (vocals, keyboards, organs, bells) and Alex Scully (guitars, bass, piano). A few additional musicians also played the drums. They wanted to create a more sophisticated album than their previous two and wrote and recorded this one after touring. Lyrically the songs use imagery and are mostly about relationships...break-up, forbidden love....kind of a sadder overtone. One of the more distinct aspects of Beach House is the deep contralto of Victoria Legend. It's has been compared to Nico and Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star. I guess I see that. For this music style, it is perfect. This is also a very good album. "Zebra" starts the album about with its repetitive guitar and builds with the drum beats. A sad sounding song It is about admiring about someone who stands out..ah, a zebra. "Silver Soul" is more dreamy and gloomy. Guitars and keyboards used here and is a standout track. I think it's straight-forward about falling in love. Their biggest hit and third song is "Norway." The twinkling and slide guitars and detuned keyboards.. This is lush and woozy sounding. Imagery of Norway. The most pop-sounding song on the album. The first single was "Used to Be" and about two lovers growing apart. Nice piano start and a beautiful beat and song. The combination of organ and keyboards and the melody make "Lover of Mine" a highlight. About cheating or the lure of cheating. "10 Mile Stereo" may be my favorite song on the album...it's dreamy with the guitars and melody and builds into almost shoegaze territory adding more of a rock beat, increasing tempo and keyboards. Another bad love song...about the ending of a bad relationship. I've liked every Beach House album that I've listened to and I've heard most of them. This one is probably at the top. I recommend it for everyone. If don't like it, you'll know within the first few minutes of the first song.

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Walk in the park, Take care

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Knew this album already. Solid dream pop as always from beach house. Paved the way for bloom and depression cherry-my two favorite beach house albums. Very calculated and nostalgic.

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Only heard a couple of beach house songs never given this album a full listen before. This is really good love the dream pop vibes, will be added to my rotation.

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I love beach house their music always feel like I’m levitating

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26th September 2022 Listened during the day on my birthday while working from Cox’s. We did not go to the England game. I really enjoyed this, it was atmospheric and dreamy indie. I can see why they’ve done so many film soundtracks.

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A smooth and sweet album full of beautiful songs with romantic lyrics and tasteful productions. One of the top two Beach House's projects and one of the best records of the 2010s. Also "Take Care" is maybe in my top three of their entire catalogue.

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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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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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