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The 80 Best Albums of 2015

Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.

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The 70 Best Albums of 2018

From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2018 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.

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The Best Shoegaze and Dream Pop of 2018

Significant shoegaze storylines came around full circle last year, and in 2018 the plot thickened. Meanwhile, the chilling effects of dream pop continue to reverberate across other musical spheres.

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Beach House: B-Sides and Rarities

This collection adds further definition to our understanding of a band too often reduced by oversimplified interpretations.

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The Wonderland-like Experience of the 2016 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

There’s something special about experiencing live music in this place, where the trees are lit up in psychedelic colors. It makes feel like one has gone down a rabbit hole into "Wonderland".

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Beach House - "The Traveller" (Singles Going Steady)

How you gauge the success of this track depends on how satisfied you are with Beach House simply sounding like Beach House.

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When Is Art Beautiful? When Is It Just Boring?

To paraphrase art critic Peter Schjeldahl, beauty is a kind of action and reaction between the work and the viewer, or the listener, or the reader. Beauty happens.

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Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars

Beach House once again has us drifting slowly in musical space. Thank Your Lucky Stars is hypnotic head trip music of the highest caliber.

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Beach House: Depression Cherry

Indie dream pop band Beach House broaden their approach with bolder textures and brighter sounds on their fifth studio album.

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Mt. Royal: Mt. Royal EP

Mt. Royal is an indie rock outfit of its own pedigree, and goes further beyond being a mere Beach House knock off.

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Beach House - "Wishes" (video) + Tour Dates

Beach House have released their latest video from 2012's stunner, 'Bloom'.

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In Defense of End-Of-Year Lists

With 2012 all but over, the usual treasure trove of year-end countdowns have begun. Oh, happy day!

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Beach House: 20 September 2012 - Austin, TX

If you're in the mood to sway and sing-along to one of the best dream pop acts around, or if you're just trying to find the best make-out backdrop available, Beach House may be just the ticket you're looking for.

Faith Korpi
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Taking It All In: The Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Sunday)

The final day of Pitchfork brings a barrage of guitar bands, a tight race between coasts east and west and a feel-good farewell from the boys in Vampire Weekend.

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Beach House - "Lazuli" (video) + Tour Dates

"'Lazuli' gleefully opens with a Casio-like ping of notes, before the song transforms itself into something from the Cure’s Disintegration in its open and spacious sound that feels epic in rendering." -- Zachary Houle

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Beach House: Bloom

Bloom should be to the year 2012 what Loveless was to 1991, or Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was to 2002, or Funeral was to 2004: a landmark release.

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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for May

With summer just around the corner, May boasts a loaded record release schedule that’ll fill up your iPod with plenty of new music for that vacation that can’t come soon enough.

Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
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Beach House B-Side "Equal Mind" Streaming on Soundcloud

Just for Record Store Day, Beach House release the tune "Beach House released a 7-inch single of "Lazuli". The B-side is "Equal Mind", a song that won't be available on their upcoming album, Bloom, releasing 15 May.

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Vampire Weekend + Beach House: 5 September 2010 - Chicago

Vampire Weekend and Beach House stopped through Chicago earlier this month, part of a nationwide tour filled with indie jams and dance grooves.

Daniel Boczarski
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Beach House

The show is sold-out, and only the tallest and closest have a decent vantage point. The thing is, though, you don’t really need to see Beach House to “see” them.

Kevin Pearson
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Beach House: Devotion

Beach House return with another album of woozy organ, Napoleon Dynamite beats, and enchanting vocals; this time sounding more like a spurned Leslie Gore than an ambivalent Nico.

Cole Stryker
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Beach House: Beach House

Baltimore duo spins soft vocals, electrified keyboards and mechanical percussion into pearlized fogs of melancholy pop.


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