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Thursday, July 10 2014

In ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, Trifle Becomes Transcendent

Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented.


Friday, May 23 2014

Oasis: Definitely Maybe (Remastered Deluxe Edition)

Definitely Maybe is considered a classic, but with songs so straightforward and unadorned, what can really be gained from demos that sound almost exactly like the finished album tracks?


Monday, May 19 2014

Coldplay: Ghost Stories

The only ghosts on Ghost Stories, Coldplay's sixth studio effort, are the ones of a band that’s now left the building.


Tuesday, August 6 2013

The End of the Beach Boys’ Summer

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

Alyn Shipton’s ‘Nilsson’ Is a Perfect Portrait of an Imperfect Man

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

Paul McCartney and Wings - “Tomorrow”

When critics assail Paul McCartney for his lightweight material, it's songs like "Tomorrow" that they have in mind.


Thursday, June 20 2013

Eleven Essential Paul McCartney Albums

In honor of his 71st birthday, let’s sample the best of his post-Beatles work.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Top Eight Songs About Other Famous People

You're so vain but this song is about you.


Thursday, May 30 2013

Paul McCartney & Wings: Wings Over America

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

Peace: In Love

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.


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Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto (Reviews) [23.Oct.11]
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Coldplay - “Paradise” (Mixed Media) [28.Sep.11]
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Paul McCartney: An Auteur (Sound Affects) [17.Jun.11]
Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison (Mixed Media) [21.Feb.11]
Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys (Mixed Media) [14.Feb.11]
Guessing the Grammys (Mixed Media) [4.Feb.11]
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Erland & The Carnival: Trouble in Mind EP (Capsule Reviews) [9.Nov.10]
Celebrating 70 Years of John Lennon (Mixed Media) [7.Oct.10]
The Continuing Legacy of Buddy Holly (Mixed Media) [28.Sep.10]
Paul McCartney’s “Goodbye” (Mixed Media) [2.Sep.10]
Paul McCartney - “Kreen Akrore” (Sound Affects) [16.Aug.10]
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