Friday, September 19 2014
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.)
Thursday, July 10 2014
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
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
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
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?