Always Tomorrow

Best Coast - Always Tomorrow
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2020 Ratings: #622 / 693
User Score
Based on 121 ratings
2020 Ratings: #1032
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February 21, 2020 / Release Date
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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.

The Skinny

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


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.

The Guardian

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


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.

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.

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.


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


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.

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.

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


‘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.

The Observer

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


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.

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.


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.

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...

Light 5/10
One of the most generic albums of this year.

Full Review-
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
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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I get the feeling that this album is supposed to impress me a lot.
I first said this when I very briefly covered it in an indie recap, but the feeling has only grown as the album has totally failed to capture me with time. Musically, it's just incredibly lacklustre, lacking anything other than the generic, pretty guitar work that comes with literally every similar indie act, thus failing to be at all distinctive.

One thing I won't deny is the certain profanity of the writing that speaks to the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Different Light
  2. Everything Has Changed
  3. For The First Time
  4. Graceless Kids
  5. Wreckage
  6. Rollercoaster
  7. Master Of My Own Mind
  8. True
  9. Seeing Red
  10. Make It Last
  11. Used To Be
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Added on: November 5, 2019