Fade Away (CD)


Best Coast

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Amoeba Review

10/21/2013

Best Coast's new EP marks a confident start to a new era for the band. Their previous album, The Only Place, featured more mature songwriting as Bethany Cosentino grew more confident in her voice, yet Jon Brion's smooth production didn't always jibe well with Cosentino's rough-around-the-edges approach to confessional pop. The first release on her own label, Jewel City, Fade Away takes back some of the reverb and distortion of her early material but keeps the assurance she displayed on The Only Place. The result plays out as the most refined version of Best Coast yet. Cosentino sounds pissed in opener "This Lonely Morning," a rocker about a dude who won't stick around. "I Wanna Know" is one of her best girl-group jams yet, all desperation buried beneath sunshine and "Be My Baby" drums. Several songs take on quarter-life crises ("Who Have I Become," "Fear of My Identity"), while her heartbreak songs are equally riddled with introspection, as on the great Mazzy Star-ish ballad "Baby I'm Crying." One of Cosentino's best tricks is sneaking existential dilemmas into songs and lyrics that are on the surface straightforward and simple. By the end of the seven-song Fade Away, you're emotionally exhausted, as Cosentino gives it her all throughout. With Fade Away, she's given fans more than just a stopgap release, and one that leaves fans hungry for what's next. Read More


Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
The Lonely Morning
Best Coast 02:42
2.
I Wanna Know
Best Coast 03:29
3.
Who Have I Become?
Best Coast 04:54
4.
Fear Of My Identity
Best Coast 03:39
5.
Fade Away
Best Coast 04:19
6.
Baby I'm Crying
Best Coast 04:31
7.
I Don't Know How
Best Coast 03:35

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