Thursday, February 5 2015
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.
Tuesday, January 18 2011
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.
Wednesday, January 21 2009
From Katzenjammer to Xiu Xiu, PopMatters presents our second batch of Slipped Discs, 40 great albums that didn't quite make our year-end list in 2008, but our writers thought belonged there.
Tuesday, August 6 2013
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.
Monday, April 6 2015
No Pier Pressure is a lifeless, limp collection of songs that counts as a Brian Wilson album in name only.
Friday, March 13 2015
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.
Wednesday, May 21 2014
A father and son treat listeners to an album that took 700 years to make and subtly make an important statement about the nature and resilience of culture.
Tuesday, August 17 2010
This isn’t quite the triumph one would have hoped, with a few awkward missteps and some vocal performances that don’t honor the past as much as they make it seem like an awfully long time ago. But there’s enough happening here to make the project more than worthwhile.
Sunday, February 22 2009
Wilson’s not making a comeback. He doesn't need to be resurrected. He's simply ready for the next take.
Friday, August 9 2013
Five good reasons to catch Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and David Marks in concert if you get a chance.
Monday, July 20 2009
F. Scott Fitzgerald was wrong. Artists as various as Roky Erickson, Brian Wilson and Shuggie Otis prove there are second acts in American popular music.
Thursday, April 9 2015
Brian Wilson has always seen the power of music as something that transcended mere entertainment.
Friday, November 4 2011
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
Tuesday, August 17 2010
LOS ANGELES — As Brian Wilson remembers it, the head Beach Boy was still a beach toddler the first time he heard George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in
Monday, November 17 2008
Smiling liberated Brian Wilson. The act of completing his pop opus "Smile," 37 years after he'd abandoned it, suddenly reopened the creative floodgates for the reclusive
Tuesday, June 5 2007
MONTEREY, Calif. -- After almost 40 years, Brian Wilson is finally coming to Monterey. The Beach Boys co-founder, chief songwriter/producer/arranger, guiding light and lightning