Best Coast: California Nights

Best Coast: California Nights

By Casey Hardmeyer

Lo-fi no longer, Best Coast give listeners an avalanche of hooks and waves of power chords with their third LP, California Nights. 5 May 2015 // 2:00 AM

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//Recent Reviews

16 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Jackdaw4: Gramophone Logic

Delivering highly stylized power pop/rock with lush harmonies a la Jellyfish, White Album-era Beatles, and the Beach Boys, Jackdaw4 impresses with its debut album.

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16 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Bebel Gilberto: Remixed

With 13 tracks by 13 different artists, the quality varies. The most important factor is how well the beats meld with the original material.

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16 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Cardinal: Cardinal

Cardinals aren't so rare. So why's this bird's song so top shelf?"

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16 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

'Turn around so I can see your backsides' and other ways of identifying an adoring audience.

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16 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Misfortune by Wesley Stace

Misfortune is a musically rousing treat, hitting Dickensonian notes with Stace's wistful prose.

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The Olive Thomas Collection (2005 - PopMatters Film Review
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Long before OJ, James Dean, and William Desmond Taylor, the mysterious death of 25-year-old film star Olive Thomas caused a scandal in 1920.

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16 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Batman Begins (2005)

Christian Bale brings a menace to Batman, making him radically distinct from alter ego Bruce Wayne.

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	Various Artists: Friends and Lovers: Songs of Bread

An extremely strong collection by a diverse group of artists who have come out of the closet to admit that, yes, they loved Bread.

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	Lizz Wright: Dreaming Wide Awake

This is an entry in the Next Norah Sweepstakes, with the Jesse Harris songs and the mid-tempo folkiness in strong supply. But it sounds great, with unaffected singing and a 'new standards' repertoire that quietly jolts.

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	Viva Voce: Lovers Lead the Way! [reissue]

After the revelation of The Heat Can Melt Your Brain, Minty Fresh has reissued Viva Voce's ramshackle full-length debut, for good or for ill.

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"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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