A must-play band at any barbeque or beach party, the title track on their last record, The Only Place, was voted one of the the best summer songs of all time by Rolling Stone. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the EP received an average score of 67, based on 15 reviews. Lyrics are not always one of Best Coast's strong points; note the nursery rhyme simplicity in 'Fear of My Identity': Discography Pocahaunted Vivian Girls Upset.
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Rolling Stone placed Fade Away at number 35 on their list of the 50 Best Albums ofwriting, "It's just seven songs but still felt like a breakthrough.
Moments like this can be jarring, and many of Cosentino's lyrics are clearly chosen for reasons of rhyme rather than meaning, but she pulls it off most of the time because the bestt simplicity of the songs adds to their charm.
Credits adapted from the liner notes of Fade Away.
Fade Away (Best Coast EP) - Wikipedia
Then the drums kick in, fads chorus speeds up and suddenly it's an energetic pop-punk track. Two albums into their career, surf-pop revivalists Best Coast are undoubtedly good at what they do. This could be on that same 80s rollerskating soundtrack, over a heartbreak montage just before everything gets resolved.
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Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone viewed Fade Away as a combination of the band's first two albums, describing it as "masterfully archetypal but utterly [Cosentino's] own.
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That pesky sunshine gets everywhere, and it's the crux of their appeal. It should really be on the soundtrack to an 80s movie about teenage rollerskaters and love gone wrong.
Even at their most melancholy, there is something intrinsically positive about Best Coast. The Only Place Anyway, not all of us live in California and a bit of aural sunshine won't go amiss as the winter months roll in. Articles with hAudio microformats.
Best Coast - Fade Away
At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the EP received an average score of 67, based on 15 reviews.
The next track, 'Who Have I Become', is relaxed Californian pop-punk complete with irresistible riffs and vocal melodies.
Jewel City on 04 November Fade Away is not breaking any major new ground for the band but it shows Cosentino developing nicely as a songwriter and allays fears of any crazy new directions before the full-length appears.
Retrieved October 31, Login to post a comment. The title track is a pretty piece of retro heartbreak, combining lackadaisical 60s pop with a touch of 'Cruel Summer'-era Bananarama. Retrieved from " https: Fade Away doesn't abandon any of these styles, though they've honed their sound and thrown in a bit of 80s power-pop for good measure. Cosentino wrote "Fear of My Identity" about "having an existential crisis " after using the sedative Ambien.
Fade Away — Best Coast". There are echoes of Roxette as Cosentino sings: