Dream-pop duo Beach House's fourth album, 2012's Bloom sounds like they're comfortable and confident with the work they're putting out. It's both beautiful and heartbreaking in a reserved manner, while staying floaty and textured with depth & delicate perfection. Unfortunately, this time around they seem to have spent too much time on coming up with the perfectly defined sound and not enough time on strengthening the song structures. Still, in the end it's a wonderful "stop & smell the roses" sort of record that rewards with multiple listens and attention to detail.
3 momentary blisses out of 5