I blame it on the general malaise that assails all creative types when the world is cold, gray, and mostly dusk and darker. I blame it on the slowing of blood in vessels constricted due to perpetually cold weather more conducive to sitting still, hibernating, than to exploring and creating. I even blame it on the rain that was falling.
For whatever reason I completely missed out on this album in 2010 and it is a shame. In fact I missed out on a few great albums last year that would have easily crept into my best of list. Limited time, need for sleep, and general life duties be damned; I should have listened to Beach House.
Fortunately their album Teen Dream (amazon) (itunes) is still good a full year after being released and you don’t need to make the same mistake that I did. If, for whatever reason, you still haven’t listened to Beach House then get out of the house, feel the spring approaching, and experience this album.