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Best Coast: The Only Place
Buy! - (Mexican Summer)
This LA duo leaves behind the lo-fi sound of their 2010 debut album Crazy For You for a cleaner, more polished take on their ‘60s-influenced beach-pop. Recorded at Capitol’s legendary Studio B with famed producer Jon Brion, their second album is a gorgeous-sounding affair with heart-tugging, mostly melancholy songs that are still steeped in the sound of ‘60s girl groups like those on Crazy For You, with jangly and shimmering guitars, ethereal xylophones and other instrumentation, but the album’s uncomplicated arrangements and mostly slower tempos allow Bethany Cosentino’s bell-like vocals to truly shine and bring out a strong resemblance to Neko Case as never before, while her gift for summery nostalgic melodies remains intact. 4/27/2012 - Don Yates
Other Best Coast album reviews:

California Nights - 4/24/2015
Fade Away - 10/4/2013
Crazy For You - 7/30/2010