The question: what transformative occurrences do we, music addicts, have to cherish? Sure, we have no Todd Andersons getting enlightened, no "Lost" finale mind-benders, no Shakespearean plays — but we still have mind-blowing scenes. The definition just changes a bit.
'Beach Music' is an album. It is not a collection of songs put in some random order together in a squeaky polypropylene case, or a click that costs a password and $9.99. It doesn’t hope for a chart topping hit. Just in the way a book can’t be adequately summarized in its best scene or climactic moment, neither can 'Beach Music.'