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Crazy For You

July 27, 2010 | Format: MP3
Also available in CD Format

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  • Original Release Date: July 27, 2010
  • Release Date: July 27, 2010
  • Label: Mexican Summer
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  • Total Length: 31:32
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  • ASIN: B003VOUGV0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews

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By Andrew Vice on July 27, 2010
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Best Coast's debut record is a lovely little scuzzy pop gem. The band has been building a substantial buzz over the last year or so with a string of underground hit singles and splits, and now they've finally unleashed their first great work to the hungry masses. Best Coast, as the name implies, is a beach-inspired pop outfit, blending fuzzy melodies and simple, lovelorn lyrics to great effect. Crazy For You recalls the kind of heartsick feelings of teenage years, a simpler and more powerful time that we all long for again at some point.

The album is short, but it's somewhat a boon, because this is music that could easily outstay its welcome. A 50+ minute album of fuzzy pop songs is inevitably going to lose its punch after awhile, so it was wise of the band to keep the album short and sweet. One of the more disappointing elements of the album is the reuse of a number of those aforementioned singles, which isn't uncommon, but given the time the band has been working on this record, I was hoping for a brand new set of songs. Nonetheless, the singles have been reworked and sharpened to a finer edge, and the album is truly a testament to razor-sharp love songs. The lyrics may not be the deepest you'll ever hear, but they're heartfelt and powerful in context of this collection of uptempo pop songs.

Best Coast has been regarded through this year as a band to watch, and Crazy For You does not disappoint. A great album for any fan of noise and pop and any combination thereof.
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One day at the rock climbing gym I heard Best Coast's "Boyfriend" and couldn't get it out of my freak'n head. I usually just download a song I really like instead of buying the complete album(I'm cheap that way) but I decided to gamble and pick up "Crazy for you". I can safely say I'm pleasantly surprised but not blown away by it. Best Coast is one of those bands that only do a couple things but they do them really well. The majority of "Crazy for you" consists of sort and sweet fuzzy pop songs about unrequited love. Singer/song writer Bethany Cosentino moans and coos about the one that got away or the one who doesn't understand her affections. She has a very haunting voice that sounds great with reverb. They have a very unique sound that can send chills down your spine. If you like shoe gaze, surf rock or self-deprecating love songs then Best Coast is for you. Put it in when the sun is setting, roll down the windows and just drive.
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What a great sound. That perfect low-fi mix really suits the sharp and lush vocals. The guitars have that california bounce that is easy to identify, hard to imitate. Some great pop tunes here. That being said, the lyrics water everything down to dumb-dumb status. Remedial lyrics would be giving it more credit than its worth. They're really mindless 12 year old girl writing poetry about the boy she likes lyrics. Its a shame, had there been a more mature lyrical vibe this music would be unstoppable. As it is, its enjoyable, but gets old hearing about the exact same thing in every song. Our Deal is the best song for me.
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I don't write reviews for products very often, but I felt compelled to for Best Coast's debut album after seeing the overwhelmingly positive reviews here. While I enjoy their upbeat, easygoing surf-pop sound, I can't possibly give a high rating to an album that sounds like one repetitive 31-minute-long song. I have never listened to an album where I couldn't distinguish one song from the next. If I had to rank the songs, I would fail miserably. Adding on to that is the formulaic repetitiveness of their lyrics. I'm pretty sure every single song consists of choruses or hooks that repeat the same one or two lines at least four consecutive times before moving on to the next set of repeating lyrics. So overall, it's a fun summer record to play, but be prepared to zone out after the second song.
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Positively LOVE BestCoast's music! To me it's a lot like "Pet Sounds" and late 60s Brian Wilson are rushing back to me....young and strong and unrestrained. But these amazing tracks would have been all the more exhilarating if not for the crappiness of the recordings. My goodness, did they actually ADD distortion to them? Beautiful stuff but so poorly presented. Very tragic.
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I've enjoyed the CD by Those Darlins and read Best Coast compared to them; so I thought I'd check it out. Bethany Cosentino's vocals do resemble those. If I close my eyes to float retro back to the 60s era, I can also hear Nancy Sinatra on "Those Boots Are Made for Walkin'." Certainly, Best Coast is out to prove that the 2-minute pop song is not dead. The guitars are loud, the sun shines and this is a summertime soundtrack. At the same time, I have yet to connect with the songs. The arrangements are all similar with similar tempos. Unless I'm missing something, no one is actually credited for writing these tracks. The bonus track "When I'm With You" is my favorite, a great tune that sticks in your head, "I hate sleeping alone." Enjoy!
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If you liked the Vivian Girls' first LP, this is a no-brainer. It's very Californian, as probably every review that's been written on it has mentioned, in the way that Pavement's Crooked Rain Crooked Rain is, but it's got a taste of the Ramones in there also -- a few songs are in the mold of "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and that kind of stuff. It's a good album for put on when you're out on your skateboard and the night is just humming, like the Pavement song says. I wish the Vivian Girls' second album had been this good, but then again, life is a veil of tears.
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