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Always Tomorrow

Best Coast

Always Tomorrow

Fourth full-length album from the LA indie pop duo Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno

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  1. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The California duo combine emphatic guitar pop with the story of turning one's life around
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    In the ten years since Crazy for You, Best Coast and their fans have grown up. This album reflects that without losing the fun and catchiness that brought about their fame in the first place
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Five years on from California Nights, Bethany Cosentino delivers a thoughtful paean to self-care at the second attempt
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  4. 8.0 |   The Music

    Used To Be closes the album on a grungier tone and ends what is truly one of Best Coast's best
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    A rose-tinted outlook has never felt so great
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  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The duo show why they’ve outlasted their beach-bum peers with a delightful study of reinvention and contentment
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  7. 7.5 |   Northern Transmission

    Musically, Always Tomorrow is a long way from Best Coast’s distortion-drenched lo-fi beginnings. Thematically, though, Cosentino is still grappling with the issues that have always gnawed at her
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  8. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    If the album has any disadvantages, it is that many of the songs sound similar. However, subsequent listens reveal layers previously unheard and the uniqueness of many of the songs comes out
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  9. 7.4 |   Paste Magazine

    Bethany Cosentino takes more risks on her first album since becoming sober
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  10. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Best Coast return with Always Tomorrow, a sunny collection of pop songs about loss and finding the courage to rebuild.
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  11. 7.0 |   Clash

    With 'Always Tomorrow' Best Coast have not only shown they're survivors but have also paved a way to a happier and, hopefully, more productive future. Who said indie-rock had to be all sad chords and dead poets?
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  12. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    The band’s new LP is a rosily optimistic record that showcases Bethany Cosentino’s expanding range as a vocalist and songwriter
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  13. 6.0 |   NME

    Five years since their last album, the Cali duo return with a fresh outlook – though they could do with some fresher hooks too
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  14. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Great art doesn’t have to come from a place of great discomfort, but it often helps. Always Tomorrow always chooses cosseting its audience over confronting more painful truths
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  15. 6.0 |   Q

    While the thumping psych-rock of Rollercoaster shines a light on the fears that still plague her, it's lead single For The First Time that makes for the most refreshing and cathartic moment. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Always Tomorrow sounds like a last laugh - elegantly modulated, slightly hollow. Print edition only

  17. 5.0 |   All Music

    Maybe broken into a series of singles or a couple of EPs it would have been more palatable, but in this form it's just too samey and underwhelming to make much of an impression
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  18. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The indie-pop duo’s fourth album is like an open diary where every entry is the same
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  19. 3.0 |   music OMH

    Despite it taking four years to come out, pretty much all of the songs on Always Tomorrow are forgettable, and made up of riffs so basic and hooks so anonymous that you’ll probably end up wishing they’d have waited a little longer
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