Tuesday, August 6 2013
Then and now, the ethical questions that arise here involve the choice to turn this troubled phase of Brian Wilson's life and career into entertainment.
Tuesday, July 16 2013
For a story of this scope there’s neither a moment or word wasted, nor is there seemingly any stone unturned. Bravo to Shipton for not only giving us the first Nilsson biography, and maybe the only one we'll ever need.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
When critics assail Paul McCartney for his lightweight material, it's songs like "Tomorrow" that they have in mind.
Thursday, June 20 2013
In honor of his 71st birthday, let’s sample the best of his post-Beatles work.
Wednesday, June 12 2013
You're so vain but this song is about you.
Thursday, May 30 2013
Released as a bootleg-beater at the time, and not even the most popular live album of 1976 (that would be Frampton Comes Alive), why does Wings Over America feel so monumental, if not musically essential, now?
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Young audiences will love it, free and ignorant maybe, of the influences so apparent in Peace’s music, whilst others, those a bit more long in the tooth, will fail to understand the fuss and hype and will be tempted to dismiss the album and the band as a one off, devoid of originality.
Wednesday, July 25 2012
As a tribute to the release of Oasis 1997 release Be Here Now, widely regarded as the beginning of the Britpop group' downfall, PopMatters will examine the overlooked parts of the band's body of work. This first list examines Oasis’ B-sides, where some of their true gems can be found.
Thursday, June 14 2012
In honor of his 70th birthday, here’s a look at seven McCartney songs that deserve more attention.
Wednesday, May 16 2012
At 79, Willie Nelson can still sing the hell out of the right song, but the songwriter is likely to be somebody else.