albums of 2008 – devotion

beach-house-devotion

beach house – devotion (carpark)

i try my best not to use this word for fear of devaluing it, but mesmerizing must be the best description for beach house‘s sophomore effort. from the opening shuffles of “wedding bell” to the last remaining footsteps of “home again”, there is no end to the moments of enchantment alex scully and victoria legrand have created. it’s a sound that literally rings in your head, disarms you, and wins over your heart, doing so in the simplest ways. listening to this reminds me of another favorite of mine from 2007, caribou‘s andorra, but while the latter employs a similar dreamily layered sound to dazzle and arouse, devotion returns to perhaps its most obvious uses – that of invoking one’s memory and sense of time and place.

mp3: beach house – gila

2 responses to “albums of 2008 – devotion

  1. mesmerizing is the perfect word for it.

  2. I agree with you! they are fantastic!

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