Articles tagged alan mcgee, creation records, oasis, paul mccartney, coldplay

1 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Paul McCartney – We Believe In Yesterday

Taken together, Help! and The McCartney Years, show the breadth of an artist's career, warts and all. Few have lived a life as well-documented or as successful as Paul McCartney.

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Jars of Clay: Christmas Songs

Christmas Songs is refuge from the bombast of the season, a perfectly subtle slice of Heaven.

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McCartney `trying to create an antidote’ for difficult times

"I'm from the world of 45's and LP's, then it became cassettes and 8-tracks, then CDs, and now it's downloading. It doesn't make much difference to me."

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20 Nov 2007 // 9:29 AM

Among other accomplishments, it’s often claimed that the Beatles made the first music videos. Even before the band stopped performing live, it was filmed

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Various Artists: The Brit Box

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.

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Oasis: Lord Dont Slow Me Down [DVD]

Lord Don't Slow Me Down ironically shows a band becoming more accomplished and less exciting.

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1 Nov 2007 // 11:00 PM


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.

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Reflections of a Renaissance Man: An Interview with Paul McCartney

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.

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Part 2: The Changing Face of Filmmaking

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.

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Paul McCartney frees himself from yesterday and today

Paul McCartney is a musical master, but nobody has ever accused him of bleeding for his art. A tortured artist he is not. McCartney’s

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6 Jun 2007 // 5:41 AM

The fact that an ex-Beatle would ditch the major label factory to pact with the world’s biggest coffee shop is definitely a sign o’

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Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full

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.

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31 May 2007 // 11:00 PM

Sgt. Pepper at 40, from A to Z

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.

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Oasis: Morning Glory - A Classic Album Under Review [DVD]

At best this is an informative audio commentary in search of a proper medium.

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Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney: The Space Within Us [DVD]

Buried beneath the excessive adoration and dizzying camerawork is an amazing concert.

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28 Nov 2006 // 9:00 PM

Oasis: Stop the Clocks

Whatever you think of the Faces/Beatles-chord pilfering and Liam's ability to turn "shine" into a three-syllable insult, when these guys are on, they float right over their own press.

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Paul McCartney: Ecce Cor Meum

Unfortunately, there are multiple moments where McCartney sounds less like he's composing a classical work as he is a film score (and one to some lightweight romantic-drama, at that).

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20 Dec 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Frigg: Oasis

Frigg is a fiddle group, first and foremost, and their fiddles are not the dark fiddles or rock fiddles or mystic fiddles that you might find on other Northside releases, no, these are dancing fiddles.

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	Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

In collaboration with producer Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Air), McCartney delivers one of the strongest records of his long and winding post-Beatles career.

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18 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

'I'm off to get wankered!' and other declarations from a welcome return to Philly...

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