If you're asking just how long Best Coast can ride songs of fun, sun, love and the comedowns that follow such sugar highs, you're asking the wrong question. The right question is: Why can't all twee bands sound this good? The answer lies in Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno's ideological commitment to pop. The Only Place, their follow-up to 2010's Crazy for You begins with a never-ending beach party and ends with a never-ending dark night of the soul scored according to Phil Spector. In between, Cosentino's lead and harmonies get tighter, the mood gets more paranoid — as girl group pop will — and the fuzz feels a little less fuzzy. And the surf is still up.
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