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Two Separate Memoirs Tell the Singular Tale of the Beach Boys

Now two key figures in the Beach Boys have emerged with memoirs that offer conflicting histories of one of America’s most revered bands and their contributions to it.

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The Personal Accounts of The Beach Boys Make This Documentary Worthwhile

Classic Albums: Pet Sounds expands the mythos of one musician to an entire group, and in doing so, allows us to see the project in a different, equally compelling light.

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The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

Becoming the Beach Boys offers a comprehensive glimpse into the embryonic stages of one of America’s finest pop groups.

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The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Fifty years on, Pet Sounds is still celebrated.

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Various Artists: A Tribute to Pet Sounds

Some of the most respected experimental artists of the 21st century dish up their takes on the Beach Boys' classic album.

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Why Does the Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ Still Have Its Hold on Us?

Fifty years on, Brian Wilson’s emotive musings on love, loss, and loneliness have proven to be truly timeless.

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Getting the Poison-to-Punch Ratio Just Right: Mini Mansions Steps Into the Limelight

Mini Mansions discusses the band's current/future efforts, the sometimes-arduous process of writing compelling lyrics, and the intimate interrelationship they maintain to pop, music, and the wider culture of major-label work.

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Paul Dano and John Cusack Bring Brian Wilson to Life in ‘Love & Mercy’

Brian Wilson's life has all the makings of a modern day epic poem, a promise that Love & Mercy delivers on.

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‘Love & Mercy’ Director: ‘I Didn’t Want It to Be a Biopic’

The goal was twofold: celebrate the music and bring attention to mental illness.

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John Cusack on Preparing for Role As Brian Wilson in ‘Love & Mercy’

John Cusack is being widely lauded for his portrayal of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson in the forthcoming biopic Love & Mercy, which opens nationally on Friday.

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‘Love & Mercy’ Director Is a Respected Force in Hollywood

Bill Pohlad had lived through some impressive moments in his film career — rave reviews, top awards, praise for uncompromising choices. But nothing was as important to him as a screening one night last September in Toronto.

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The 12 Best Brian Wilson Songs

In addition to his recent album, No Pier Pressure, Brian Wilson is about to have a biopic about him released in theaters. The 12 songs below also form a vivid portrait of his life as a pop genius.

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Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure

No Pier Pressure is a lifeless, limp collection of songs that counts as a Brian Wilson album in name only.

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The Beach Boys - “Time to Get Alone”

While there are obvious downsides to the kind of discography that the Beach Boys have assembled -- it's dense, lengthy, and larded with inconsistent results -- one of the payoffs deserves special mention: those moments of discovery.

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When I Grow Up: The Beach Boys - “Do You Wanna Dance?”

Diving into the first track on The Beach Boys Today!, we look at "Do You Wanna Dance", a re-interpretation of a 1958 Bobby Freeman song, and investigate the question of what exactly a Beach Boys song is.

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Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and David Marks: 27 July  2013 - Twin Cities

Five good reasons to catch Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and David Marks in concert if you get a chance.

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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.

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Brian Wilson’s lost ‘Smile’ album finally unearthed, with all the trimmings

CHICAGO — The Beach Boys’ “Smile” is the album that haunted Brian Wilson for four decades. The unfinished Beach Boys work devastated Wilson even though it

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Influential ‘lost’ album ‘Smile’ is officially released 44 years late

LOS ANGELES — “The Velvet Underground’s first album only sold 10,000 copies,” Brian Eno’s famous quote posits, “but everyone who bought it formed a band.”

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Musical Auteurism: Recognizing Genius

An album is not an insulated document, but rather something that breathes and grows within an artist's discography. I challenge music fans to not simply find songs or albums that they like (though certainly that has a completely worthwhile place), but to find entire discographies (from acknowledged classics to forgotten albums) to grow with over time.

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

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"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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