I've been going back through this thread and picking some of the suggestions for listening. In doing so, I couldn't help but notice an interesting little comparison between two suggestions that were posted. Forum member mutabor suggested Beach House - Bloom:
On the other hand, forum member golgi suggested Frankie Rose - Interstellar:
I couldn't help but notice that the cover artwork is somewhat similar, at least to my eyes. Perhaps that is what drew me to give both of these records a listen. After listening to them, it seems to me that both of these artists are working in a similar genre. I will say right off the bat that this really isn't my genre. I'm usually more of a bluesy, rootsy, rock 'n roll type of guy. Something like Joe Bonamassa - Driving Towards The Daylight suggested by forum member KneelJung, is much more in my wheelhouse. (I've been giving that one a listen too.)
I don't really know what this genre is called. I'd call it something like "Female Spacey Dream Pop" or something. It's the type of music I'd listen to at bedtime or for relaxation I guess. It's not the type of music I'd be blasting in my car.
Anyway, after listening a little, if I had to choose between the two, I'd pick Frankie Rose - Interstellar as the better record. Perhaps this is just because it more naturally suits my own tastes. It has a more driving sound to it and more drums. I just found it to be a little more engaging and have more energy. In this genre, though, perhaps that isn't the point. Others might find Beach House - Bloom to be more relaxing, which I think is probably the point with this genre.
Anyway, I couldn't help but compare these two suggestions. I think anyone who likes either one of these records might possibly enjoy the other one as well. Maybe it's just me, but I found them to have a lot of similarities. Your mileage may vary. Thanks to mutabor and golgi for posting these two suggestions and giving me a chance to listen to some stuff I never would have heard if not for their suggestions.