Album: Best Coast, Crazy for You (Wichita)

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Any album which opens with a line as simple, and fundamental to what rock'n'roll is about, as "I wish he was my boyfriend" is on the right tracks, and Best Coast never falter thereafter.

The Los Angeles trio of Bethany Cosentino, Bobb Bruno (who used to babysit her) and Ali Koehler play sunny girl-group surf-pop which channels the spirit of the Shangri-Las and the Ronettes via early Blondie, the Go-Gos and the Bangles heard through a JAMC "Just Like Honey" fuzz. The result is difficult not to love.