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Posted July 22, 2012
This album certainly has one of the most compelling covers I've
This album certainly has one of the most compelling covers I've seen in a while. Then there's the music, which is also compelling. Beach House, which consists of singer Victoria LeGrand and multi-instrumentalist Alex Scally, create a dreamy kind of music that's part 1980's synth-music and part Shins-style indie pop. Although it sounds like they're working with Casiotones and drum machines most of the time, Beach House's album, "Bloom" has a grand sense of melancholy style that holds onto you. Granted, it's hard to tell what "Myth" and "Lazuli" are about. However, when LeGrand's airy vocals come forth in catchy tunes like "Other People" and the hypnotic closer, "Irene", it doesn't seem to matter (even if the lyric sheet on the CD is done backwards). While their subject matter is somewhat downbeat, Beach House's simple yet dense musings are surely welcome at a time when so much of today's pop music is overdone. And then, there's that cover...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.