Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
Buy On
  1. Her lyrics are a tricky thing-their literalism is both their greatest strength and a crippling weakness.
  2. Under The Radar
    60
    Crazy For You may not break much new ground, but it's a fine record that fits nicely into the escapist beach pop melieu presently ranging in indie rock. [Summer 2010, p.77]
  3. It's a take it or leave it sort of deal and though I presume that is exactly how it's going to be received among most listeners, there's a fan base here for any romantic fuzz-nerd with a sweet tooth, which considering the success of the inferior Dum Dum and Vivian Girls (of which one plays in Best Coast's live band (with all due respect)) is quite an audience indeed.
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    Without scaling any great heights, it's a sweetly engaging mix of lo-fi indie-rock and '60s girl group innocence. [Sep 2010, p.122]
  5. Ms. Cosentino and her collaborator, Bobb Bruno, envelop the songs in guitar reverb and distortion--between the Raveonettes and the Jesus and Mary Chain--to place them in an ominous haze.
  6. Dec 20, 2010
    50
    Consentino's certainly got an ear for a hook, and her trio makes good use of them, but you can only sing about your cat, weed, and loneliness for so many songs.
  7. What's the same is bigger and broader, bringing its faults into stark relief. This is, I stress, Best Coast's Proper Album, and so rather than Where The Boys Are's loosely defined "songs" we get Songs: feeble, noise-soaked throw-back translations of everything from doo-wop, girl-group, pop-punk, to pseudo-grunge.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43
  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. Dec 27, 2017
    9
    A 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. Full Review »
  3. May 19, 2017
    7
    I 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? Full Review »