The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #1d - Beach House

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Beach House

WHAT: Bloom

WHEN: May 2012

WHERE: Sub Pop

WHY: There is magic in the music of Beach House, it's as simple as that. What these Baltimoreans do on record is nothing short of casting spells. As beautiful, haunting, sparkling, and ethereal as ever, Bloom sees the band continuing on in the pursuit of fluid, textured, velvet perfection. You'd think by now they'd be bored with being flawless, but evidently not.   

MY JAMS: "Myth" "Wild" "Lazuli" "Other People" "New Year" "Wishes" "On The Sea" 

mp3: Myth (Beach House from Bloom)


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