Day 160: Best Coast – Crazy For You

7 Aug

Boyfriend

Yeah, I’ll probably end up seeing Best Coast at Lollapalooza too.  Haters, continue your hating.

So somehow, I missed this record last year.  I know, that’s pretty hard to believe—someone who read Hipster Runoff as much as I did never got around to listening to Best Coast.  Carles was bashing Bethany Cosetino (the band’s lead singer) pretty much every day back then (and he probably continues to do so today; he doesn’t have all that much to blog about).  I don’t know why I didn’t check out the record.

Ah well, it doesn’t even matter.  The record isn’t that good.  It’s catchy at points, but ultimately, Bethany is just too annoying to justify giving it another listen.  She spends pretty much its entire 32 minutes whining about boys—that’s the last thing that I want out of my surf pop.

Seriously, when she’s not complaining about her relationships, she’s complaining about the fact that she’s not in a relationship.  I mean, three or four tracks like this, I can handle—but an entire record? That’s a little much, Beth.  Seriously, you’re a grown ass woman!  You don’t need to spend so much time worrying about dudes! You do you, don’t worry about anyone else.  At the very least, don’t bore me with every single detail about your love life.

I mean, with some decent lyrics, this record could be decent.  It’s following the new surf pop revival craze, something that I can definitely get behind.  It’s just that the lyrics have nothing to do with surfing.

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2 Responses to “Day 160: Best Coast – Crazy For You”

  1. David Chops August 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Much as I am a fan of some of the original surf bands, surf music has never been synonymous with quality lyrics. For your approval, my personal favorite, The Fantastic Baggys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UErxZoHTP5M&feature=BFa&list=AVGxdCwVVULXc-VjmqUPhWwf7zd-_tKMDb&index=15 .

  2. elcheeserpuff September 12, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    That music video has made me a fan of their’s for the time being.

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