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24 Jun 2016 // 9:36 AM

Paul McCartney: Pure McCartney (take 2)

Pure McCartney really is a compilation for those wanted to dip their toes in wading pool instead of jumping waterfalls.

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Paul McCartney: Pure McCartney

Pure McCartney is a collection rich with terrific songwriting and performances, a monumental testament to Paul McCartney’s legacy that extends far beyond the Beatles.

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‘Paul McCartney: The Life’ Doesn’t Whitewash or Sensationalize

Philip Norman's latest biography is loaded with wonderful passages, fascinating stories and cracking humor.

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The Glorious, Quixotic Mess That Is the Beatles’ ‘White Album’

The crabbed, irate, confounding nature of The White Album -- a hard dose of reality compared to the fantasy offered the year before -- fit well with the zeitgeist of 1968.

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8 Feb 2016 // 12:00 PM

Coldplay - “Hymn for the Weekend” (Singles Going Steady)

Listening to Chris Martin’s lyrics is like falling into a pit filled with offal.

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8 Feb 2016 // 11:30 AM

Was Super Bowl 50 a Golden Bowl?

A pop culture play-by-play of the biggest TV event of the year.

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Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

Coldplay originally fell to the altar of their influences before finding their voice. Now they rip off other songs so blatantly that you wonder if a lawsuit is waiting around the corner.

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1 Dec 2015 // 10:58 AM

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Finds Renewal in Los Angeles

Chris Martin: “I don’t expect people to understand where songs come from, because I don’t understand either."

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20 Nov 2015 // 3:00 AM

Paul McCartney’s “War” and “Peace”

Paul McCartney recently re-released two of his albums from the early 1980s: Tug of War and Pipes of Peace, making for the perfect time to reconsider a critical period in his career.

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Paul McCartney: Tug of War / Pipes of Peace

Long forgotten, these reissues may be a mixed bag, but prove essential when reflecting on the ex-Beatle's vast volume of work.

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The Next Level of Global Citizen: An Interview With Global Poverty Project’s Justine Lucas

The Global Poverty Project's crown jewel is the Global Citizen Festival but the organization works year round to get commitments from politicians and actions from citizens.

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - 7 May 2015, New York

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are rocking out on an exciting US tour in support of their new album Chasing Yesterday.

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The Cathedral and the Shrink’s Office: ‘All Things Must Pass’ vs. ‘Plastic Ono Band’

All Things Must Pass and Plastic Ono Band are the best of the post-Beatles albums because they demonstrate the opposing modes in the ways we exist.

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Paul McCartney’s Ten Greatest Live Performances

With a career as illustrious as Sir McCartney's, it is no surprise that these ten performances hit it as far out of the park as they do.

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Oasis: (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (Deluxe Edition)

Oasis' Morning Glory still holds up, which can be attributed to the fact that albums with this level of cultural clout and collective popularity tend to help define the sounds of their era.

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Counterbalance: Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’

This week's Counterbalance takes on the 1,377th most acclaimed album of all time, Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 joint effort. Have another look, have a cup of tea and a butter pie. (The butter wouldn't melt so we put it in a pie.)

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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.

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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?

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19 May 2014 // 2:05 AM

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.

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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.

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"Pure McCartney really is a compilation for those wanted to dip their toes in wading pool instead of jumping waterfalls.

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