Album review: Best Coast – 'Crazy For You' (Wichita)
Getting high while sitting around in your pants just got cool again. But do it while listening to this
Beth tells stories about her slacker lifestyle in the most melodramatic fashion. ‘Goodbye’ is about little more than how her boyfriend is rubbish at saying goodbye when he leaves the house. But she sings it like her husband’s going away to fight in the 100 Years War. “Every time you leave this house, everything falls apart… I can’t get myself off the couch, I don’t want to talk to anyone else”. In this nightmare scenario, where her fella’s just popped to the shops, she’s near breakdown: “Nothing makes me happy, not even TV or a bunch of weed”.
It’s weirdly powerful stuff this, couch-rock, heartbreak coated in cereal. And with this limelight-stealing album Best Coast are providing an amazing advert for dropping out, having mad crushes and doing very little other than getting high.
What do you think of the album? Let us know by posting a comment below.
To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday
- Previous Album Review : Album review: Ali Love – Love Harder (Backstreet)
- Next Album Review : Album review: Arcade Fire - 'The Suburbs' (Mercury)