Barry Lenser

Barry writes about all things Beatles at The Daily Beatle ( Twitter: @Beatlesblogger. He can be reached at bplenser[at]gmail[dot]com.

Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 59 Articles
Blogs // 25 Articles

Albert Camus and the Universal Quality of Human Dignity | 21 Nov 2013 // 9:30 PM

Both Elements of a Life and A Life Worth Living offer concise, eloquent, and learned treatments of the life and work of Albert Camus.


Another Kind of Horror: 'When Paris Went Dark' | 30 Oct 2014 // 9:05 PM

When Paris Went Dark is a penetrating history of the anxiety, confusion, claustrophobia, and uncertainty experienced by a city in the grip of an unpredictable menace.

'SMiLE' Left Me Terribly Unhappy | 15 Sep 2014 // 9:05 PM

Labored and unfocused, the study that Luis Sanchez attempts with SMiLE is a poor fit for the 33 1/3 format.


The Kinks - "The Way Love Used to Be" | 16 Jul 2014 // 10:00 AM

In a better world, "The Way Love Used to Be" would rank alongside "You Really Got Me", "Waterloo Sunset", and "Lola" as one of the Kinks' crowning achievements.

The Beach Boys - "Time to Get Alone" | 15 May 2014 // 3:51 AM

While there are obvious downsides to the kind of discography that the Beach Boys have assembled -- it's dense, lengthy, and larded with inconsistent results -- one of the payoffs deserves special mention: those moments of discovery.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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