On the Record: Beach House, Best Coast, Killer Mike & More

By Bill Chenevert
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Beach House

Bloom

(Sub Pop)

Sounds Like: Relent, because it’s a lovely record of deliriously pretty dream rock, full of lush sadness and celebratory beauty, sublimely blended over 10 blooming tracks.

Free Association: Worth investing in so you can play it loud and in full (over and over).

For Fans Of: Mazzy Star x Galaxie 500, lady Beach Boys + Yo La Tengo, dreams.

 

Rye Rye

Go! Pop! Bang!

(Interscope)

Sounds Like: Super-fly and hype hip-hop from the Baltimore emcee who’s Diplo and M.I.A.-approved, her debut is more bangin’ than anyone thought it would be.

Free Association: The perfect soundtrack for booty poppin’ and absurd dance moves.

For Fans Of: Lady Sovereign x Amanda Blank, Santi + Missy x Dizzee Rascal, summer.

 

Best Coast

The Only Place

(Mexican Summer)

Sounds Like: Bethany Cosentino is a polarizing woman; love her stoner, cat-loving ways or hate her sing-songy California fuzz, here’s fodder for the lovers—it’s not bad.

Free Association: More subtle and complex than Crazy For You, which should be easy.

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