Articles tagged beach boys

‘Love & Mercy’ and the Dualities of Brian Wilson

Operating through a series of simple juxtapositions, Love & Mercy is kept riveting due to the stellar and nuanced performances by Paul Dano and John Cusack.

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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.

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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.

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13 Apr 2011 // 10:00 PM

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.

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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.

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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.

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Retribution Gospel Choir Covers ‘Kokomo’ (video)

Here’s the latest from the AV Club’s “Undercover” series, which prompted 25 bands to choose from a list of songs to cover in their

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5 Jun 2007 // 5:10 AM

40 years later, Brian Wilson catches a wave to Monterey

MONTEREY, Calif.—After almost 40 years, Brian Wilson is finally coming to Monterey. The Beach Boys co-founder, chief songwriter/producer/arranger, guiding light and lightning rod

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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.

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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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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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