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<b>Girl-group reverb</b>: Whether it's Best Coast, Vivian Girls or Dum Dum Girls (and we can hardly tell the difference between the last two), a grittily low-fi, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003748" title="Phil Spector" href="/topic/entertainment/music/phil-spector-PECLB003748.topic">Phil Spector</a>-informed sheen of echoey vocal melodies has become a common denominator among way too many female-fronted indie rock bands these days. While we love a vintage wall of sound as much as anyone, it's time for everyone to let go of the past and just belt one out like it's 2010.<br>
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<i>Pictured: Dum Dum Girls with Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, second from right.</i><br>
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<b>For the Record</b>: An earlier version of this slide did not identify Cosentino.

( Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times )

OVERRATED

Girl-group reverb: Whether it's Best Coast, Vivian Girls or Dum Dum Girls (and we can hardly tell the difference between the last two), a grittily low-fi, Phil Spector-informed sheen of echoey vocal melodies has become a common denominator among way too many female-fronted indie rock bands these days. While we love a vintage wall of sound as much as anyone, it's time for everyone to let go of the past and just belt one out like it's 2010.

Pictured: Dum Dum Girls with Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, second from right.

For the Record: An earlier version of this slide did not identify Cosentino.

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