Crazy for You

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
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  1. The catch is that through all her generalizations it soon becomes clear that she needs that guy much more than a postmodern girl is supposed to. Too bad she can't pin it down and also can't pin him down. I blame the weed.
  2. 90
    Too often, bands are promenaded across the web, heralded in a way that makes everyone a name-dropping music connosieur, only to fade too fast....hopefully the same won't happen to the latest interwebs It Chick, Bethany Cosentino b.k.a. Best Coast.
  3. Behold, here arrives the first "star" from a productive lo-fi music scene. That's because she's the first out of the bunch of heavily-blogged artists to display her personality, to prove to the world that she's got something to say. And boy has she said it.
  4. The good news is, this album is going to garner a dozen swoons in her direction for each romantic woe she professes on it.
  5. The songs are so good they can disarm any skeptics.
  6. There's a musical and rhythmic uniformity among these 13 tracks that might lose ears beyond the album's brisk 29 minutes, but it reflects a consistent summer ambivalence to which most anyone can relate.
  7. This record is carefree and instantly likable--even if it doesn't seem to care what you think of it.
  8. Mojo
    80
    From the vogueish cat on their album cover to the deliberate non-production, Crazy For You comes wrapped in a hipster cloak, but Cosentino is no slacker. [Sep 2010, p.98]
  9. Uncut
    80
    Dolorous, soulful, a voice that speaks of total commitment--Best Coast are The Crystals of the blogosphere. [Sep 2010, p.90]
  10. Mainly, Crazy for You manages to reference weed without being lowbrow and her cat without being twee. Sun-drenched guitar licks go woozy and Cosentino's crystal clear vocals lament and wish and hope. You don't have to be West Coast-born to feel the weight of an "I miss you so much" chorus and a slow drum beat.
  11. 80
    Missing the debased lo-fi fuzz of its previous 7-inches, Best Coast's first LP is still a clear good vibration in complication amour, resonating through hot, stoned days of West Coast love and lonely, sleepless nights of unanswered phone calls.
  12. Crazy for You is meant to be an album that creates a mood, a feeling of gentle despair and wistful longing that grows with each song. On that count, it's a complete success.
  13. Best Coast's music wishes for that innocence – for when a pop song could sum up your whole torment in three perfect minutes, before your heart truly gets broken that first time – and successfully evokes it with Crazy for You's immediate classic-pop hits.
  14. It's weirdly powerful stuff this, couch-rock, heartbreak coated in cereal. And with this limelight-stealing album Best Coast are providing an amazing advert for dropping out, having mad crushes and doing very little other than getting high.
  15. You might think you've already heard much of what Best Coast has to offer, but Crazy for You shows there's always a novel way to tell an old story.
  16. The album is filled with well-conceived, well-executed pop pieces, but it would be silly to pretend that the musical landscape, including Top 40, isn't occupied by songwriters who make reasonably innocent songs about boys at least as well as Best Coast does.
  17. 80
    Crazy for You is a soundtrack to bikini season as it's actually experienced, racked by impossible expectations and as high as the tide line.
  18. It's all set to dreamy poppets of tom-tom heavy, hazy pop that rarely last more than two-minutes-30. A charming introduction.
  19. Though Best Coast's music is fairly sunny-like beach music for kids who reek of patchouli-Crazy For You contains a core of sadness mixed with sickness that's difficult to embrace.
  20. Crazy is the soundtrack of being young, in love and in the sun.
  21. It's catchy and pleasure-packed, even if the smartass, lovelorn lyrics never get much deeper than "Want to kill you but then I'd miss you."
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. May 25, 2011
    9
    The lo-fi sound is charming, the vocals are sugar sweet and the music infectious. From 'Boyfriend' to 'When I'm With You' (noticing a theme?)The lo-fi sound is charming, the vocals are sugar sweet and the music infectious. From 'Boyfriend' to 'When I'm With You' (noticing a theme?) it won't challenge you, but it will please you. Full Review »
  2. Jul 21, 2012
    9
    Best Coast delivers a very enjoyable Californian Lo-Fi sound which adds a slight retro feeling to the album as a whole. The lyrics are fairlyBest Coast delivers a very enjoyable Californian Lo-Fi sound which adds a slight retro feeling to the album as a whole. The lyrics are fairly innocent and simple, but very infectious. There is not a track not worth listening to in 'Crazy For You.'
    Favorite Tracks: Boyfriend, Honey, When I'm with You
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  3. Nov 4, 2011
    9
    Great album from start to finish. This doesnt push the envelope, break any new ground or bring anything new to the music world.. but whoGreat album from start to finish. This doesnt push the envelope, break any new ground or bring anything new to the music world.. but who cares! The vast majority of tracks on this make you want to go and have some fun. Itâ Full Review »