Articles tagged the beatles

The Cathedral and the Shrink’s Office: ‘All Things Must Pass’ vs. ‘Plastic Ono Band’

All Things Must Pass and Plastic Ono Band are the best of the post-Beatles albums because they demonstrate the opposing modes in the ways we exist.

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John Lennon’s Studio Discography to Receive Deluxe Box Set Treatment

All of John Lennon's eight studio records will be released this summer as a 9LP box set called Lennon.

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16 Apr 2015 // 1:35 PM

Was 1965 Music’s Greatest Year Ever?

Here in the media-saturated 2010s, we get to relive the events of the momentous 1960s in an inexorable year-by-year march. Last year, the Beatles re-invaded

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An Intimate Evening With Michael Shaw - “Floating Away” (audio) (Premiere)

Beatlesesque clouds of vocal harmony make up "Floating Away", the lead track off of the new album by An Intimate Evening With Michael Shaw, This Is It.

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Ringo Starr: Postcards From Paradise

Ringo sings praises to the past with obvious nods to nostalgia.

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1965: 12 Months That Shook the World

1965 places that year's astonishing surge of innovative pop music in a larger context of social, cultural, and political change.

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The Act You’ve Known for All These Years: Covering ‘Sgt. Pepper’

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band may be the most overanalysed, overexposed album in history. In light of the Flaming Lips' affectionate reimagining, can the inescapable masterpiece ever be surpassed?

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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.

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In His Own Write: John Lennon’s Life in Lyrics

More so than any other member of the Beatles, John Lennon wrote about himself. Through his songwriting, he described nearly every aspect of his personal life in a way that no professional biographer could.

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George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75

Listening to the entire production on offer here means delving inside an artist's trajectory. Naivety, genius and clever pop.

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25 Aug 2014 // 12:00 PM

Songs of the Summers: The ‘60s

As it turns out, America's infatuation with sometimes kooky summer tunes is an old one.

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The 18 Ways of Beginning and Ending an Album

Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them.

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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.

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‘Lucy in the Mind of Lennon’ Attempts to Psychoanalyze Art

Though a mixed bag, Lucy in the Mind of Lennon prompts some interesting questions about the interplay between art and scientific inquiry.

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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.

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‘Help!’: Overlook the Plot, Stay for the Music

Help! is two films in one -- and if you can tolerate the first, you're bound to enjoy the second.

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Eleven Essential Paul McCartney Albums

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

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The Top Eight Songs About Other Famous People

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

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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.

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Texas Music Triumphs in the iTunes Era

Some music labels aim to score the next flavor of the week; others, like Saustex in Texas, buckle down and see seminal and compelling backyard styles.

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