Teen Dream
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Teen Dream

January 26, 2010

Song Title
Silver Soul
Walk In The Park
Used To Be
Lover Of Mine
Better Times
10 Mile Stereo
Real Love
Take Care

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 26, 2010
  • Release Date: January 26, 2010
  • Label: Sub Pop Records
  • Copyright: 2010 Sub Pop Records
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  • Total Length: 48:52
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  • ASIN: B0034EEE2E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,051 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beauty and magic February 6, 2010
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I like dreamy pop. I'm 56 years old and I liked the Beach boys as a kid in 1962.This was before the Beatles. I liked them and the Four Seasons. "Don't Worry Baby" was my idea of pop perfection. So I am a fan of unapologetic pop music.
The Beach House's Teen Dreams makes me feel good. Sort of reminds me of Fleet Foxes, My Morning Jacket, High Llamas.
The DVD is not up to par with the music. It's actually detracting. And I don't like the recurring motif taken from the hackneyed Temptations' riff from the beginning of "My Girl"
All the same, Teen Dreams is still close to perfection.
I am thrilled that I found the review on Pitchfork and that I decided to take a chance on the CD. It's beautiful music and I will be sharing it with friends and family.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beach House - Teen Dream January 26, 2010
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Beach House have been working quietly and steadily since their 2006 debut, amassing fans, styles, and sounds along the way. Teen Dream is the most fully realized album by Beach House to date, filled to the brim with their signature lush melodies and dreamy ambiance. This album pushes into decidedly shoegazey territory, bringing to mind the masterful works of the Cocteau Twins. But Beach House are no style thieves, and Teen Dream sounds like a unique work, heavily inspired by history's great dream pop acts without being a copycat. The songs are lilting and beautiful, and easily the most compelling compositions to date for the band. Songs like "Zebra" and "Silver Soul" are powerhouses, pushing the band into new and daring territory without sacrificing a thing that has made them so successful within their sphere. This is a must-have album for dream pop fans. Expect plenty of critical praise.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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For many it was only a matter of time until Beach House delivered big time and sought world domination. For this punter alternatively (with the exception of a couple of songs such as "Apple Orchard" on their debut and "Holy Dances" and "Gila" on their second LP "Devotion") a sense of deep indifference has been the predominant feeling about this band. Indeed if truth be told they seemed like a bunch of Mazzy Star sound-alike's with "Fade into you" the overused template. What a mad fool I have been, "Teen Dream" is an outright stunner and propels them into the major leagues.

The anticipation around this album across American music blogs has been huge largely as a consequence of widespread leaks of the album. The result is that it is already being hyped up as this year's Animal Collective equivalent e.g. an album released in the first month of the New Year which will dominate 2010's musical landscape. In the first place a comparison between "Teen Dream" and "Merriweather" makes little sense since they are chalk and cheese in terms of musical styles. But more than this they are unhelpful since they burden "Teen Dream" with a comparison which it does not need and a weight of expectation that this fragile beauty should not be required to carry. After all it is the quality of the music that counts.

Beach House is a duo from Baltimore comprising Victoria Legrand (yes she is related to the French composer Michel) and Alex Scally. "Teen dream" is on the Bella Union label and Sub pop in the US and recorded in a church in upstate New York and you can tell. This is an album of real grace and power. The songs are characterised by an ethereal dreamy pop sensibility and Legrand's voice has echoes of Nico, Marianne Faithful, Patti Smith and of course Hope Sandoval.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning December 27, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I haven't ever written a review on Amazon but feel compelled to do so for Teen Dream, which I bought on a whim last week and have been playing constantly ever since.

I read something about Beach House on Pitchfork almost a year ago when this album came out, downloaded "Zebra" for free off their website, and went on with my life...at that time really digging Television, Dylan, etc. I wasn't blown away by Zebra and wasn't even sure if the vocalist was a guy or a girl...

All this seems silly now considering my unapologetic awe at the cohesiveness, beauty, and emotion of this album. Also considering I have a serious crush on Victoria Legrand, the vocalist. In an age where CDs are old fashioned and even the album, regardless of listening format, seems dated, I found an incredible satisfaction with popping this CD into my stereo and listening to it all the way through. Multiple times. And although it's called Teen Dream, don't let the title fool you - this is not Katy Perry-style hooks. It's sonically beautiful, complex, and impressively mature.

The highlight for me is "10 mile stereo," which has an amazing drum progression and is a major vocal accomplishment. "Walk in the park" is also a great track, considering the subject matter of wanting to forget someone that was once important to you. I always read about great albums to listen to in a particular moment - whether you're getting it on, driving alone, breaking up, etc. I think one of the strong points of this album is that the cryptic lyrics and "dreamy" atmosphere appeal to different people in different ways. It's perfect for a great many occasions. It's accessible but authentic. It's emotional but efficient.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!!!!
Words can't explain enough how good this album is. Wish I would've heard of this band sooner. I started listening to them when their album Bloom came out. Read more
Published 2 months ago by LoLo
5.0 out of 5 stars I think it's a crime to not buy this album!
"Blue is The Warmest Color" brought me to this album and now I wish I knew this band sooner! All songs are just unique.
Published 5 months ago by Syl
4.0 out of 5 stars A Strangely Romantic Album
I love the way the electric Hawaiian is incorporated into the songs. The voice is indistinct with the music and I cannot understand most of the words sung so will look for the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jerry of San Francisco
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Music
I heard this while road tripping with my brother. Got home and bought it. Its good...but it is not great.
Published 8 months ago by Eli Catton
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece of etheral beauty
After purchasing BLOOM I needed another Beach House fix and TEEN DREAM does not disappoint. This CD has an almost Breakfast in America by Supertramp vibe. Read more
Published 8 months ago by T. Roach
5.0 out of 5 stars Beach House!
This band is killing me. The sounds and rythms of their style make me feel like being in trance. I love them.
Published 10 months ago by Rod85
4.0 out of 5 stars Warm
Beach House emerged on the surface of my music collection late in the bands career. The first I heard of them was browsing Pitchfork, who connected them with sounding like Cocteau... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. Kirk J. Wagstaff
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellence
Beach House may never get close to the heights they reached with this album, but they will be forgiven. Few artist have ever achieved this level of perfection.
Published 14 months ago by wastydkittyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Never put it down
I bought this because 'Bloom' was so magical. I was not disapointed. Soooo glad this album has become part of my life.
Published 15 months ago by heavymetalman
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Great!

Best Tracks:
10 Mile Stereo
Walk in the Park
Silver Soul

This effort grows on me... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Fred M. Schill
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