9 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their fifth album, Beach House don't veer too far from their template: beautifully spare, sun-bleached ditties that belie their often-dreary subject matter. Sure, there’s a blown-out guitar here (the pleasantly noisy “Sparks”), or a breathy spoken word there (“PPP,” replete with Cocteau Twins-style guitar), but the duo's MO remains: “If it ain’t broke . . .” The creeping organ tones and Victoria Legrand's gauzy croon are so luxuriant, you almost forget that these are still sad songs—and it’s in that balance of light and dark that they reliably stick the landing.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On their fifth album, Beach House don't veer too far from their template: beautifully spare, sun-bleached ditties that belie their often-dreary subject matter. Sure, there’s a blown-out guitar here (the pleasantly noisy “Sparks”), or a breathy spoken word there (“PPP,” replete with Cocteau Twins-style guitar), but the duo's MO remains: “If it ain’t broke . . .” The creeping organ tones and Victoria Legrand's gauzy croon are so luxuriant, you almost forget that these are still sad songs—and it’s in that balance of light and dark that they reliably stick the landing.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

So worth the wait ,

Eargasam

I've had the distinct pleasure of listening to the full album. Depression Cherry, is not depressing, nor does it disappoint. As one can tell from the single "Sparks" there are a few tracks that have an unexpected, but absolutely well implemented edge to them. From 10:37, and its sparse undulating tempo, to Sparks with its sinister, off kilter aggressive feel, Beach house has polished its signature sound to perfection while adding new tricks to their more mature sounding repertoire. Production value is top notch. Every track feels deliberate and well thought out. Make no mistake, while not as lo-fi of a sound as previous albums, it still feels organic and undoubtedly is the Beach house we all have grown to love. In my opinion, an absolute must buy, and one of the years best albums.

Favorite tracks: (in no particular order)

10:37 -Slow, deliberate, sexy.

Bluebird- love the bait and switch intro that seamlessly transitions into a smooth track with Victoria's buttery vocals

Sparks- you've heard it. Beach house has a wide range of emotion packed into their catalog of music, but it's rare to hear something that sounds "mean" and they did it with style.

Mahkie Mahk ,

Just waitin

Since I'm just waiting around for this album to be released, I've written this review to say that I have no idea what it will be like.

Lord Keke ,

Art at its finest

I'm new to this artist and all I can say is this album blew me away!! I've been looking for good music because the music on the radio never pleases me and maybe it's because I'm not very into profanity but I don't know. Anyways yes I may be 15 but I do know great music when i hear it!

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