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Thursday, May 15 2014

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.


Monday, April 7 2014

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.


Friday, August 9 2013

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.


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.


Thursday, September 29 2011

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.


Thursday, February 3 2011

The Year In Music: June 2010

June 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month of successful releases and summer concerts.


Thursday, January 6 2011

My Top Ten Beach Boys Albums

The Beach Boys are my favorite band, and all following pop composers are compared to the incomparable standard of Brian Wilson, the true pop genius


Thursday, September 23 2010

The Lost Art of the Non-Album Single

The album is a phenomenal format, don’t get me wrong, but there was something truly magical about Motown, the Brill Building, and the British Invasion simultaneously giving you the best two minutes and 30 seconds they had.


The Beach Boys: Summer Love Songs (Capsule Reviews) [11.Aug.09]
The Beach Boys - U.S. Singles Collection (Consuming Consumables) [26.Nov.08]
The Beach Boys, Love You (1977) (Features) [13.Oct.06]
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