The new Best Coast album The Only Place is available as a full album stream today, part of a new songwriting approach from Bethany Cosentino. Here’s what NPR had to say about The Only Place: “Out May 15, The Only Place doesn't just advance Best Coast's formula; it perfects it. Producer Jon Brion applies a rich coat of shiny sparkle, as is his wont, but his touch complements these songs without threatening to overwhelm them. At 35 minutes, not a second of the album is wasted, even as Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno wind down the proceedings with a nearly five-minute ballad, "Up All Night." And, most of all, Cosentino's songwriting takes a massive leap forward on The Only Place: She's fully internalized countless girl groups' gift for employing sunny pop as a shield for pathos.” Check out the full album stream at NPR Music.
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