Daniel Vella

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I wouldn’t dismiss their first two albums – as great as Teen Dream and Bloom are, a certain haunted, resigned quality was lost with the move towards fuller, more ornate production. Heart of Chambers and Home Again are probably still my two favourite Beach House songs, though Silver Soul would definitely round out the top three.

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July 10, 2013 on The 10 Best Beach House Songs

In pretty rough order:

1. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (and I didn’t even like Vampire Weekend that much before this!)
2. Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
3. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
5. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
6. Savages – Silence Yourself
7. Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt
8. Autre ne Veut – Anxiety
9. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
10. Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob

Or, in fewer words: man, this really is turning out to be one great year for music.

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June 4, 2013 on Stereogum’s Top 25 Albums Of 2013 So Far

Finally, some well-deserved year-end recognition for those two awesome Mount Eerie albums.

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December 3, 2012 on New York’s Top 10 Albums Of 2012