Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Beach House – ‘Teen Dream’
This is arguably the seminal album in the plethora of dream-pop albums that are currently pleasing our ears. Each and every song on ‘Teen Dream’ is crafted beautifully. It is impossible to name stand-out tracks as they are all stunning in their own right.
When I think of my favourite albums of 2010, Four Tet and Caribou are two that spring to mind immediately, and the opportunity to see them both at once felt like an amazing prospect.
I've never been to the Coronet before, and it was absolutely rammed. This seemed to be the perfect vibe for the rave element this gig offered.
Caribou as a live band embodied a stylised aura with them all dressed in white, and songs like 'Odessa' and 'Sun' were mesmerising.
Seeing Four Tet felt like a spiritual experience - I have been in awe of him for so long, and this was the first time I had seen him live! Playing many tracks, from the more than pleasing 'There Is Love In You' it almost seemed effortless. Twinkly lights, dancers and balloons aside, Kieran Hebden does not need any gimmicks to show his true amazing ability.