by Best Coast
- Record Label: Mexican Summer
- Release Date: Jul 27, 2010
- Artist(s): Bethany Cosentino, Bobb Bruno
- Summary: After several EPs, the Los Angeles based band releases its debut full-length of 1960s influenced pop songs.
- Record Label: Mexican Summer
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Noise Pop
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|Crazy for You|
|I can't do anything with out you Can't do anything with you You drive me crazy, but I love you You make me lazy, but I love you I want to hit you,...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 21 out of 29
Mixed: 7 out of 29
Negative: 1 out of 29
Jan 14, 2011The 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.
The good news is, this album is going to garner a dozen swoons in her direction for each romantic woe she professes on it.
This record is carefree and instantly likable--even if it doesn't seem to care what you think of it.
It's all set to dreamy poppets of tom-tom heavy, hazy pop that rarely last more than two-minutes-30. A charming introduction.
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.
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."
If whining and wishing that your cat could talk is your bag, well, here's Best Coast. Now let's get burritos.
Positive: 8 out of 10
Mixed: 0 out of 10
Negative: 2 out of 10
May 25, 2011The 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.… Expand
Jul 21, 2012Best 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… Expand
Dec 27, 2017A simple but great album from start to finish. This doesn't push the envelope, break any new ground or bring anything new to the music worldA simple but great album from start to finish. This doesn't push the envelope, break any new ground or bring anything new to the music world but then that was never the point of this record. It's purpose is fun. Sunkissed indie pop at its best and guaranteed to bring about a smile. "Boyfriend" is a great song but this record is full of gems with "Bratty B" my other favourite. More than worth a listen.… Expand
Sep 29, 2010This is one of those albums that grows on you. At first listen, I thought this was another one of those albums jumping on the lo-fi bandwagonThis is one of those albums that grows on you. At first listen, I thought this was another one of those albums jumping on the lo-fi bandwagon (i.e Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls). But after listening a bit more, I found something that was really stood out, opposed to the debuts of other lo-fi albums this year. Best Coast uses the lo-fi sound, and combines it with the sound of California surf pop. But this is not what stood out, what grabbed my attention was its over simplicity. While this can be seen in a relatively negative connotation, I mean this in a positive way. The simple lyrics of an angsty girl trying to find love really connect with the simple guitar melodies. The result is a fun album, but the sound is much more complicated than its melodies and lyrics. The roughness and the simplicity contradict each other, which makes the album entertaining and interesting. With these elements combined, it really adds to a unique experience that can be listened to on the way to the beach or a sunny day in your room. Simple is good.… Expand
May 19, 2017I liked their song in this album, it's nothing amazing but I think it's solid and cool. Even the thematic super teen-ish is funny. I wouldI liked their song in this album, it's nothing amazing but I think it's solid and cool. Even the thematic super teen-ish is funny. I would give this a chance, come on there is a cat on the cover, what could possibly go wrong?… Expand
Jun 12, 2011Despite sounding a little bit familiar, the honesty and the so reachable lyrics are to well crafted for a debut album. The may say that theyDespite sounding a little bit familiar, the honesty and the so reachable lyrics are to well crafted for a debut album. The may say that they are the femenine version of Wavves, wich i think it's not bad at all.… Expand
Sep 15, 2010A pale imitation of surf rock and girl group pop for people who've never listened to either genre in their lives. First off, I don't get whereA pale imitation of surf rock and girl group pop for people who've never listened to either genre in their lives. First off, I don't get where the surf rock comparisons are coming from, period. As for girl group pop, these kids' interpretation of it is honestly rather insulting, since their formula for it seems to be terrible lyrics, terrible musicianship, and all of it painfully hip. All the songs are really amateurish pseudo-girl group garbage about boyfriends and talking to your cat with not a single memorable hook to be found. The most notable difference is, this girl doesn't have a Phil Spector or a Brian Wilson backing her up in the studio. The recording sounds completely lifeless. The Ronettes and the Beach Boys were not great because of their songwriting. They were great because they had awesome producers behind them who were constantly pushing the boundaries of what you could do with a recording studio. To try and strip down that style of pop and then pair it with an ultra-clean recording is completely missing the point, especially if you're never going to even attempt to rise above it in terms of songwriting. Even her early singles managed to get by on at least the merits of the super lo-fi recording - and "The Sun Was High" still stands as pretty much the only good song this band has released. Unfortunately, the sound on the album has been noticeably cleaned up to the point of making it sound really sanitized. So what you're left with is a bland recording of lame pop songs, without a scrap of originality anywhere. The hype around this band should have died the second this album dropped. It's a failure on every level.… Expand
Published: July 29, 2010Our list of the best-reviewed albums from the past month is topped by Sir Lucious Left Foot himself, and also includes discs from indie buzz band Best Coast, pop singer Kelis, and Las Vegas crooner Tom Jones. (Yes, that Tom Jones.)
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