Monday, November 19 2007
Tracing the evolution of UK alt-pop from just after new wave died, through the Britpop explosion, and ending right before Coldplay emerged, this four-disc box set is both an excellent survey and a very well sequenced mix.
Monday, November 12 2007
Lord Don't Slow Me Down ironically shows a band becoming more accomplished and less exciting.
Thursday, November 1 2007
The Beatles' second (and second-best) movie, an absurdist romp with Bond-esque aspirations, gets an overdue clean-up on this new double-disc edition.
Sunday, June 24 2007
From Astaire to T-Pain, from Little Richard to de Kooning, McCartney talks to PopMatters and covers it all, including his uncertainty about what kind of send-off he'd like.
Monday, June 18 2007
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.
Wednesday, June 6 2007
Sunday, June 3 2007
The former Beatle's third studio album of the new century backtracks on the creative revitalization of 2005's Chaos and Creation in the Backyard.
Thursday, May 31 2007
It was 40 years ago today -- to be precise, June 1, 1967, in Britain, a day later in the former colonies of America -- that the Beatles changed the world.
Thursday, March 15 2007
At best this is an informative audio commentary in search of a proper medium.