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1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music
5 Feb 2015 // 8:05 PM
The year 1965 saw many musical developments, a significant one of which is Brian Wilson's development from poet laureate of high school to baroque visionary.
Part 3: From Perfume Genius to Xiu Xiu
18 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM
Slipped Discs continues with the return of a legendary power pop band, previously unreleased Springsteen gems, the resurrection of '60s British folk rock sounds, loads of indie rockers and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.
The End of the Beach Boys' Summer
6 Aug 2013 // 5:40 PM
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.
Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure
6 Apr 2015 // 8:06 PM
No Pier Pressure is a lifeless, limp collection of songs that counts as a Brian Wilson album in name only.
'The Wrecking Crew' Celebrates One of the Music Industry's Best Kept Secrets
13 Mar 2015 // 3:20 AM
By showing the range and the influence these session musicians had on the hits from the '50s to the '70s, The Wrecking Crew proves their place in rock 'n' roll history.
The 12 Best Brian Wilson Songs
20 May 2015 // 3:00 AM
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.
Pop Unmuted Podcast: Brian Wilson's 'No Pier Pressure' and Veteran Pop Artists
27 Apr 2015 // 4:00 AM
The latest installment of Pop Unmuted talks about pop artists who are far into their careers, starting with the latest Brian Wilson album. No Pier Pressure.
Beach Boy Brian Wilson says biopic ‘Love & Mercy’ gets it right
9 Apr 2015 // 8:24 AM
Brian Wilson has always seen the power of music as something that transcended mere entertainment.
Brian Wilson’s lost ‘Smile’ album finally unearthed, with all the trimmings
4 Nov 2011 // 8:00 AM
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