Album: Beach House, Teen Dream (Bella Union)
Sunday 24 January 2010
The first two BH albums fitted neatly into the dream-pop bracket and came on a little too woozy for these ears.
Album three has had early reviewers drooling and talk of a Grizzly Bear-like breakthrough are rife. So do Baltimore duo Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand deliver? Yes and no. Teen Dreams is undoubtedly a sonic leap forward, but your reaction to it will be dictated by your feelings towards bands such as Mazzy Star. Lovely in places, then, but not quite the masterpiece some believe it to be.
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
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- 4 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
- 5 Businessman charged £75 for three small bottles of water in London hotel
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