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Beirut: The Rip Tide
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The third album from Zach Condon & co. is the warmest, most inviting Beirut recording to date. Less grounded in East European folk and other exotic styles, The Rip Tide features relatively straightforward orchestral-pop arrangements with piano, accordion, ukulele, stately horns and sweeping strings that place the emphasis on the album’s brighter, more upfront melodies along with Condon’s velvety croon and increasingly introspective lyrics. 8/26/2011 - Don Yates


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