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Thursday, November 20 2014

Paul McCartney’s Ten Greatest Live Performances

With a career as illustrious as Sir McCartney's, it is no surprise that these ten performances hit it as far out of the park as they do.


Friday, September 19 2014

Counterbalance: Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram’

This week's Counterbalance takes on the 1,377th most acclaimed album of all time, Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 joint effort. Have another look, have a cup of tea and a butter pie. (The butter wouldn't melt so we put it in a pie.)


Thursday, July 10 2014

In ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, Trifle Becomes Transcendent

Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented.


Tuesday, August 6 2013

The End of the Beach Boys’ Summer

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

Alyn Shipton’s ‘Nilsson’ Is a Perfect Portrait of an Imperfect Man

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

Paul McCartney and Wings - “Tomorrow”

When critics assail Paul McCartney for his lightweight material, it's songs like "Tomorrow" that they have in mind.


Thursday, June 20 2013

Eleven Essential Paul McCartney Albums

In honor of his 71st birthday, let’s sample the best of his post-Beatles work.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Top Eight Songs About Other Famous People

You're so vain but this song is about you.


Thursday, May 30 2013

Paul McCartney & Wings: Wings Over America

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

Seven of Paul McCartney’s Most Underrated Songs

In honor of his 70th birthday, here’s a look at seven McCartney songs that deserve more attention.


Francis Plagne: Tenth Volume of Maps (Capsule Reviews) [21.Nov.11]
Musical Auteurism: Recognizing Genius (Sound Affects) [29.Sep.11]
Paul McCartney: An Auteur (Sound Affects) [17.Jun.11]
Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison (Mixed Media) [21.Feb.11]
Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys (Mixed Media) [14.Feb.11]
Guessing the Grammys (Mixed Media) [4.Feb.11]
The Year in Music: January 2010 (Mixed Media) [30.Nov.10]
Erland & The Carnival: Trouble in Mind EP (Capsule Reviews) [9.Nov.10]
Celebrating 70 Years of John Lennon (Mixed Media) [7.Oct.10]
The Continuing Legacy of Buddy Holly (Mixed Media) [28.Sep.10]
Paul McCartney’s “Goodbye” (Mixed Media) [2.Sep.10]
Paul McCartney - “Kreen Akrore” (Sound Affects) [16.Aug.10]
Paul McCartney - “Teddy Boy” (Sound Affects) [26.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - “Momma Miss America” (Sound Affects) [20.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - “Oo You” (Sound Affects) [14.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - “Man We Was Lonely” (Sound Affects) [9.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - “Hot As Sun/Glasses” (Sound Affects) [28.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - “Every Night” (Sound Affects) [21.Jun.10]
Celebrating 68 Years of Paul McCartney (Mixed Media) [18.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - “Valentine Day” (Sound Affects) [9.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - “The Lovely Linda” (Sound Affects) [26.May.10]
All Together Now (Reviews) [10.Mar.10]
Curse Ye, Orwell! (Columns) [21.Jan.10]
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