BEST COAST – ” California Nights “

Posted: December 20, 2015 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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great songs and lyrics…a good summery voice..all on a rush of guitars..I hope this is the big for them..A little of a Californian Husker Du..a lot of Go Gos on legal highs, The few songs I’d heard before were good tight indie pop but now they’ve gone to a major label my fears were diminished as soon as “Feeling OK” blasted through my speakers. The voice, the lyrics and the music has matured but without losing it’s edge. There are shades of 80’s pop a la The Go Go’s and 90’s via Throwing Muses. With this and the Wolf Alice album out, will this year be all about girls and guitars?

Best Coast are a bit like a game of hopscotch. The strategy is simple: Take a few hops forward, sometimes inside the box, sometimes outside, and with enough practice at the reliable pattern comes enough skill to exercise a little style in your step. 2010’s Crazy for You laid the basics of Best Coast’s game — earnest lyrics about being stoned and in love, interspersed with a few ooh’s and ahh’s, and unbelievably catchy hooks drenched in honey, sunshine and surf. California Nights shows off the tricks Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno have mastered after many run-throughs of that formula since — opening track “Feeling OK” is incredibly polished, while the title track is a hazy, gliding departure from the crunchy pop we’ve come to depend on from the duo. In its familiar patterns, California Nights is as endearing as any Best Coast release to date.

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