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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.


Wednesday, July 25 2012

The 10 Best Oasis B-Sides

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

Seven of Paul McCartney’s Most Underrated Songs

In honor of his 70th birthday, here’s a look at seven McCartney songs that deserve more attention.


Wednesday, May 16 2012

Willie Nelson: Heroes

At 79, Willie Nelson can still sing the hell out of the right song, but the songwriter is likely to be somebody else.


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The Battle to Stay Relevant (Columns) [6.Nov.11]
Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto (Reviews) [23.Oct.11]
Musical Auteurism: Recognizing Genius (Sound Affects) [29.Sep.11]
Coldplay - “Paradise” (Mixed Media) [28.Sep.11]
Beady Eye: iTunes Festival: London 2011 EP (Capsule Reviews) [30.Aug.11]
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]
The Year In Music: June 2010 (Mixed Media) [3.Feb.11]
The Year in Music: January 2010 (Mixed Media) [30.Nov.10]
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]
Paul McCartney - “Teddy Boy” (Sound Affects) [26.Jul.10]
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