Always Tomorrow

Best Coast - Always Tomorrow
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2020 Ratings: #154 / 183
User Score
Based on 93 ratings
2020 Ratings: #308
February 21, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Consequence of Sound

Deeply satisfying on multiple levels, Always Tomorrow is great guitar pop and a bracing account of one person’s struggle to construct a new life.

80
The Skinny

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

80
DIY

Overtly joyous and bulging with emotions both past and present, this album displays Best Coast at their most content. A rose-tinted outlook has never felt so great.

80
The Guardian

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

80
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.

75
Northern Transmissions

Singer Bethany Cosentino continues treading the topics of insecurity and self-doubt, but Always Tomorrow is defined by her personal development, which includes her new levels of self-acceptance and gratitude.

75
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.

74
Paste

Not all of these explorations quite work, though they show a promising future for Best Coast.

70
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.

70
PopMatters
Best Coast's latest album quickly settles into a comfortable cruise early on and doesn't let up. The record is at turns high energy and leisurely.
65
Pitchfork

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

60
NME

‘Always Tomorrow’ boasts a handful of punchy, promising songs but it’s frustratingly unambitious in scope. When the album treads old ground, the ideas are stale.

60
The Observer

Always Tomorrow always chooses cosseting its audience over confronting more painful truths.

50
AllMusic

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.

50
Rolling Stone

Unfortunately, the music doesn’t do the lyrics any favors, a real surprise coming from an artist whose earlier LPs established her as one of indie-pop’s sharpest melodists.

30
musicOMH

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.

HoodieBraden
45
One of the more generic and forgettable pop albums of the year. These guys couldn't write a catchy hook to save their lives. This thing nearly put me to sleep on several occasions.

Nice cover though...
STW
40
One of the most generic albums of this year.

Full Review-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cBYf4L0UlE
CyXato
36
Painfully Generic

I am so sick of all these cliche and generic "Indie Rock" and pop albums that have come out this year. There are some good songs on this, but it just sounds like so much I have heard before. Nothing too special, some good songs are on here though. A lot of it is just so boring though, that doesn't make it bad. Like I can enjoy bad albums more than this, but I know this is better, if you get what I mean. Overall, generic and boring, with some good tracks.

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JayCrackers
43
Best Coast newest album, Always Tomorrow, is the embodiment of a forgettable album. Nothing on this record stands out but nothing on it is inherently bad it just simply exists

Track Review

Different Light 5/10
Everything Has Changed 4.5/10
For The First Time 4/10
Graceless Kids 4/10
Wreckage 4/10
Rollercoaster 4/10
Master Of My Own Mind 4.5/10
True 4/10
Seeing Red 4.5/10
Make It Last 4/10
Used To Be 4/10

Average: 4.3/10
pipo_mzz
43
The things I talked about when reviewing 'Nothing Happens' by Wallows could be applied to this album perfectly.

It's not bad in the same way that some of the worse albums that were released this year, but it's supremely generic. It's one of those cases where you listen to an album and right after finishing it, you can't recall a SINGLE NOTE because of how forgettable and boring it was. I might be a bit too harsh on this one, but seriously, it's only worth a listen if you don't have an issue ... read more
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Added on: November 5, 2019