Monday, 19 October 2015
Beach House -Thank Your Lucky Stars Album Review
Unfortunately for Beach House focusing on the music exposes many of the frailties of the group. Their dream pop frothiness has by now over the course of the previous albums reached the highest peak it will ever hit and for this band to ever reach any sort of higher status they must deviate.
However 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' is not the album in which this happens.
The album does have many highs. The organ sounds throughout are nothing short of exquisite and some of the songs do stand out as notable. In particular tracks like 'All Your Yeahs' show them at their staple dream pop peak with a great musical breaks that you can really get carried away with and float on. The partner pieces 'The Traveller' and 'Elegy to the Void' are certainly the highlights of the record. Musically and lyrically they hit all the right place and Legrands vocals are at their best even approaching a different sort of sound that would be excellent to hear more of.
The rest of this album unimpressed me. With a lot of filler very few tracks hit any sort of memorableness.
This record is a real shame, its not untruthful in saying that taking the best of this album and Depression Cherry could have produced a really excellent album but instead we are left with 2 average albums, a lot of question and no way in sight for Beach House to match or better 'Teen Dream.'