Teen Dream This Baltimore duo's first two albums were intent on mastering one specific sound: spare, sleepy psychedelia. On their third LP, Teen Dream , they evolve… Teen Dream This Baltimore duo's first two albums were intent on mastering one specific sound: spare, sleepy psychedelia. On their third LP, Teen Dream , they evolve… 2010-01-26 Beach House Indie Rock
Music Review

Teen Dream (2010)

Beach House | BETTER TIMES Beach House
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BETTER TIMES Beach House
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 26, 2010; Lead Performance: Beach House; Genre: Indie Rock

This Baltimore duo's first two albums were intent on mastering one specific sound: spare, sleepy psychedelia. On their third LP, Teen Dream, they evolve at last, adding more variety behind Victoria Legrand's wonderfully weary vocals. 
 None of the changes are drastic, but together they're just enough to cover Beach House's once-monochrome canvases with washes of brilliant color. A–

Download These:
Brightly shimmering single Norway at myspace.com
Jaunty, piano-driven Used to Be at ilike.com

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Originally posted Feb 03, 2010 Published in issue #1089-1090 Feb 12, 2010 Order article reprints