£14.23 + £1.26 UK delivery
In stock. Sold by silver-tentacle-UK
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 5m ratings, all items dispatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Bloom CD

4.4 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews

Price: £14.23
See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, CD, 14 May 2012
£14.23
£14.22 £6.87
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by silver-tentacle-UK.
2 new from £14.22 8 used from £6.87
£14.23 In stock. Dispatched from and sold by silver-tentacle-UK.

Amazon's Beach House Store



Frequently bought together

  • Bloom
  • +
  • Depression Cherry
  • +
  • Teen Dream
Total price: £34.53
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (14 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Bella Union
  • ASIN: B007IRCORK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Vinyl |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,792 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Myth
  2. Wild
  3. Lazuli
  4. Other People
  5. The Hours
  6. Troublemaker
  7. New Year
  8. Wishes
  9. On the Sea
  10. Irene

Product description

Product Description

Fourth studio album by the critically acclaimed dream pop duo. The follow-up to the very positively received 'Teen Dream' (2010), the album debuted at '15 in the UK Albums Chart and includes the song 'Lazuli'.

BBC Review

In one way or another Beach House records have always been about the essence of things. Their self-titled first record was characterised by simplicity: ticking drum machines, keys and electric guitar acted as lone backdrops for deceptively simple pop songs.

Tracks from that record, like Apple Orchard and Tokyo Witch, burned off any possible excesses and let melodies sit just so. On first blush Bloom is striking with its expanse and depth; but even in this more detailed surrounding Beach House are still after the same ideas of economy.

Opener Myth pirouettes on elementary percussion and a sparkling guitar line. A head of steam gathers slowly, becoming more textured and wild by increments. So that when Victoria Legrand finishes up the first chorus, singing "Let you know I'm not the only one," the rug is pulled out and the emptiness is all the more startling.

Even though parts of this song – and others on Bloom – can feel quite free-range, there's a solid construction to the way Beach House unravel such pieces. They tug in just the right directions, which can make for quite a deceptive listen. It's easy to be carried along by Bloom's easy sense of beauty, and much harder to trap exactly what it is that makes the record so charming.

The answer lies in small moments and tectonic rubs: the overlapping vocal at the end of Lazuli; Lagrand sliding The Hours into ecstasy late on; or the weightless guitar interlude in New Year. In truth, there are too many such moments to list, and it's probably more fun to discover them yourself. Those small workings of Bloom might not stick out at first but gently push songs towards blissful resolutions that somehow don't feel manipulative or at all corny. 

It might sound strange but after spending time with the record what Bloom most calls to mind is macro photography. An extreme close-up shot often reveals hidden depths and textures of familiar subjects. So too with Beach House on this record; guitar lines are blown up, Legrand's vocals are heady and intense, while melodies reveal like time-lapse videos.

Once you manage to pull away from Bloom's magnified scenery and consider the record as a whole it's difficult to think of it as anything other than its makers’ best work so far.

--John Aizlewood

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 20 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 7 July 2012
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 23 October 2012
Format: MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
11 Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 14 May 2012
Format: Audio CD
44 Comments| 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 31 July 2013
Format: Audio CD
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?



What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: pound coins, school resources, speech and language games

Look for similar items by category

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?