The Only Place by Best Coast

For many, Best Coast’s Crazy For You was a soundtrack to 2010: a melodic, poppy, lo-fi ode to Californian angst.

While the sound in this second album has been cleaned up, thankfully the progression from grungy first record to over-processed second album has been avoided as they try new sounds and succeed in spades.

Bethany Cosentino’s plaintive alt-coast-pop songs of relationships gone awry have a raw simplicity that will take you right back to the time your last flame broke your heart and you wailed: ‘what a day this year has been’.