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
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Almost Cool (7/10) [3]
Drowned in Sound (8/10) [4]
Dusted magazine Favorable [5]
Lost at Sea (8/10) [6]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10) [7]
Prefix Magazine (6.0/10) [8]
Stylus Magazine B+ [9]

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.[10]

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, Spiritualized and Slowdive.[11]

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". It has also been used in the Netflix show of the same name.

It was featured in Miranda July's movie The Future (2011).

Lovelier Girl[edit]

The song "Lovelier Girl" on the album is a cover of Tony, Caro and John's "The Snowdon Song" from their 1972 album "All On The First Day" (Gaarden Records). After amicable discussions on copyright, the authorship of the "Lovelier Girl" version of the song is now jointly attributed to Beach House and Tony Doré of Tony, Caro and John.

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" (hidden track "Rain in Numbers" starts at 5:17) 7:50
Total length:


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


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