Articles tagged alan mcgee, creation records, oasis, paul mccartney, coldplay

Various Artists: The Brit Box

Tracing the evolution of UK alt-pop from just after new wave died, through the Britpop explosion, and ending right before Coldplay emerged, this four-disc box set is both an excellent survey and a very well sequenced mix.

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Oasis: Lord Dont Slow Me Down [DVD]

Lord Don't Slow Me Down ironically shows a band becoming more accomplished and less exciting.

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1 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Help!

The Beatles' second (and second-best) movie, an absurdist romp with Bond-esque aspirations, gets an overdue clean-up on this new double-disc edition.

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Reflections of a Renaissance Man: An Interview with Paul McCartney

From Astaire to T-Pain, from Little Richard to de Kooning, McCartney talks to PopMatters and covers it all, including his uncertainty about what kind of send-off he'd like.

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18 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Part 2: The Changing Face of Filmmaking

Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.

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Paul McCartney frees himself from yesterday and today

Paul McCartney is a musical master, but nobody has ever accused him of bleeding for his art. A tortured artist he is not. McCartney’s

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6 Jun 2007 // 4:41 AM

The fact that an ex-Beatle would ditch the major label factory to pact with the world’s biggest coffee shop is definitely a sign o’

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Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full

The former Beatle's third studio album of the new century backtracks on the creative revitalization of 2005's Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.

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31 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Sgt. Pepper at 40, from A to Z

It was 40 years ago today -- to be precise, June 1, 1967, in Britain, a day later in the former colonies of America -- that the Beatles changed the world.

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Oasis: Morning Glory - A Classic Album Under Review [DVD]

At best this is an informative audio commentary in search of a proper medium.

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Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us [DVD]

Buried beneath the excessive adoration and dizzying camerawork is an amazing concert.

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28 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

Oasis: Stop the Clocks

Whatever you think of the Faces/Beatles-chord pilfering and Liam's ability to turn "shine" into a three-syllable insult, when these guys are on, they float right over their own press.

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Paul McCartney: Ecce Cor Meum

Unfortunately, there are multiple moments where McCartney sounds less like he's composing a classical work as he is a film score (and one to some lightweight romantic-drama, at that).

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20 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Frigg: Oasis

Frigg is a fiddle group, first and foremost, and their fiddles are not the dark fiddles or rock fiddles or mystic fiddles that you might find on other Northside releases, no, these are dancing fiddles.

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	Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

In collaboration with producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Air), McCartney delivers one of the strongest records of his long and winding post-Beatles career.

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18 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

'I'm off to get wankered!' and other declarations from a welcome return to Philly...

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	Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney in Red Square [DVD]

For decades, the Beatles' albums were banned from the Russian people, who risked imprisonment if caught owning them. Nearly four decades later, Paul McCartney played Red Square; as this film shows, the night was magical, joyous, and more than a little heartbreaking.

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5 Jun 2005 // 10:00 PM

	Coldplay: X & Y

Brace yourselves, it's here. The fans will love it, the band's popularity will grow even more, and EMI can rest easy.

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Oasis: Don’t Believe the Truth

After a dark eight-year stretch, at last, some daylight.

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Good Rockin’ Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2002)

Even though Sam Phillips recorded many black artists, there are hardly any, aside from Thomas, to be found in the film.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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