Beirut — The Rip Tide

Reviewed by yewknee

Something about The Rip Tide feels more contemporary, more up-to-date, than the prior records. The same instrumentation is present throughout (though, occasionally some new surprises pop up), but it seems less forlorn, less evoking of some time gone by. It's tough to tell if this is good or bad at the moment, but it's fairly safe to say that if you enjoyed the previous Beirut albums that this will fit squarely into the same pleasure center for your ears.

Dec 5 2011