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Tuesday, August 6 2013

Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled

Songs Cycled boasts melodies and arrangements that would have made as much sense in 1933 as in 2013, though the lyrics occasionally acknowledge the political and environmental tumult of the early 21st century.


Wednesday, September 5 2012

The Top Five Songs for the Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign

Republicans love rock 'n' roll -- almost as much as the bands loathe them. Here are five songs the GOP can call its own.


Wednesday, April 13 2011

Figurines: Figurines

This is not the sound of a band trying to branch out and try something different, per se; Figurines winds up sounding like stuff you’ve heard elsewhere, and done a whole lot better.


Friday, October 15 2010

Dreamer: Dennis Wilson’s ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’

Stephen Rowland kicks off a series of retrospectives to showcase Beach Boys and Beach Boys-related material that is not very popular, rare, or has been forgotten completely.


Thursday, September 9 2010

Counterbalance No. 1: The Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’

Presenting the debut of a new regular feature on Sound Affects: Counterbalance, where Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger debate the merits of some of the most critically-acclaimed albums of all time.


Tuesday, June 5 2007

40 years later, Brian Wilson catches a wave to Monterey


Wednesday, March 28 2007

Inside the Music of Brian Wilson by Philip Lambert

It's the ultimate in the band A = band B + band C style of music criticism, and it grows old quickly.


Friday, October 13 2006

The Beach Boys, Love You (1977)

Essentially a Brian Wilson solo effort, on which the ravaged, troubled genius takes a few more painful steps toward a purifying simplicity.


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