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The 50 Best Albums of 2012 (So Far)

9. Beach House, Bloom

Label: Sub Pop
Released: May 15th

Beach House hasn't gone through any drastic transformation over the years. Instead of trying to reinvent themselves, they've honed in on what they do best and have become even better at it. With Bloom, they've put together the most fully realized version of a Beach House album we've heard yet, sounding more expansive and lush and showcasing their best songwriting to date.

It's not that songs like "Myth" and "Lazuli" sound much different than what the duo was doing on their debut album six years ago, but with practice comes perfection, and Beach House is definitely getting closer to perfecting the style they've been working with since 2006.

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