Beach House (album)

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Beach House
Studio album by Beach House
Released October 3, 2006
Genre Dream pop
Length 36:38
Label Carpark Records
Beach House chronology
Beach House
(2006)
Devotion
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Almost Cool (7/10) [2]
Drowned in Sound (8/10) [3]
Dusted magazine Favorable [4]
Lost at Sea (8/10) [5]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10) [6]
Prefix Magazine (6.0/10) [7]
Stylus Magazine B+ [8]

Beach House is the debut album by Baltimore dream pop duo Beach House and was released on 3 October 2006. The album was included at number sixteen in Pitchfork's list of the best albums of 2006.[9]

Pitchfork said the album evoked a "recipe of fairground waltzes, ghosted lullabies, and woodland hymnals" and compared the work of the duo to Mazzy Star, Galaxie 500, Spiritualized and Slowdive.[10]

Only 1,100 white vinyl albums were printed. The album has been reissued on black vinyl.

The song "Master of None" was sampled by The Weeknd for his song "The Party & The After Party" off his 2011 mixtape "House of Balloons".

"Lovelier Girl" Controversy[edit]

A point of major contention concerning intellectual property rights surrounds the "Lovelier Girl" track[citation needed] - the original authors of the song, musically and lyrically, are Tony, Caro and John, who named the song "The Snowdon Song". Beyond the name change, the song is nearly identical, though no attribution is made to the original authors of the piece on the album cover. Tony Dore of Tony, Caro and John has stated that "Victoria and Alex have never contested authorship but we still have a lot of sorting out to do on royalties and credits." [11][better source needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Saltwater"   2:55
2. "Tokyo Witch"   3:42
3. "Apple Orchard"   4:31
4. "Master of None"   3:19
5. "Auburn and Ivory"   4:30
6. "Childhood"   3:35
7. "Lovelier Girl" (cover of "The Snowdon Song" by Tony, Caro and John) 3:02
8. "House on the Hill"   3:14
9. "Heart and Lungs" (contains hidden track "Rain in Numbers") 7:50
Total length:
36:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Alex Scally - guitar, keyboards, drum machine
  • Victoria Legrand - voice, organ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beach House | Beach House | AllMusic AllMusic - album review by MacKenzie Wilson.
  2. ^ Beach House - Beach House - almost cool music review Almost Cool - album review.
  3. ^ Beach House - Beach House / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound Drowned in Sound - album review by Jordan Dowling.
  4. ^ Dusted Reviews: Beach House - Beach House Dusted magazine - album review by Bernardo Rondeau.
  5. ^ LAS magazine | music, media, art, culture, life, everything. - Reviews Lost at Sea - album review by Peter Lindblad.
  6. ^ Beach House: Beach House | Album Reviews | Pitchfork Pitchfork Media - album review by Mark Pytlik.
  7. ^ Album Review: Beach House - Beach House | Prefix Prefix Magazine - album review by Jeff Klingman.
  8. ^ Beach House - Beach House - Review - Stylus Magazine Stylus Magazine - album review by Liz Colville.
  9. ^ Staff, Pitchfork (2006-12-19). "Staff Lists: Top 50 Albums of 2006 | Features". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  10. ^ Pytlik, Mark (2006-10-11). "Beach House: Beach House | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  11. ^ Posted by internationaltapes on 11/05/2010 at 9 a.m.. "Tony, Caro and John: "The Snowdon Song"". Altered Zones. Retrieved 2012-01-15.