Cosentino has been criticized for her all-too-simple lyrics. She told About.com they are missing the point: "People just don't get it," she said. "I guess lots of people want to be able to sit down with a song, and come up with something really profound from its deep, inner meaning. But, for me, it's like, yeah, sometimes I listen to music where the lyrics are pretty intricate, too, but that's not the music I make. With Best Coast, the point is to be straightforward. If someone wants to say I'm a bad lyricist because of that, well, great for them. I could easily write weird, metaphorical things, I just choose not to. That's not the vibe I'm going for. I want simple melodies, simple lyrics, simple pop-songs."