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?
Thursday, June 14 2012
In honor of his 70th birthday, here’s a look at seven McCartney songs that deserve more attention.
Tuesday, February 28 2012
Geoff Dyer casts a typically idiosyncratic eye over Tarkovsky's Stalker and ends up illuminating more about himself than about the film.
Monday, November 21 2011
Australian Francis Plagne makes most straightforward release to date.
Monday, October 31 2011
"Ocean's Kingdom" is Paul McCartney's first stab at scoring a ballet, but it glows with the same energy and suffers from the same shortcomings of his other classical works.