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1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music
5 Feb 2015 // 9:05 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 // 4:00 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 // 6:40 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.
'Love & Mercy' and the Dualities of Brian Wilson
15 Sep 2015 // 4:00 AM
Operating through a series of simple juxtapositions, Love & Mercy is kept riveting due to the stellar and nuanced performances by Paul Dano and John Cusack.
Paul Dano and John Cusack Bring Brian Wilson to Life in 'Love & Mercy'
5 Jun 2015 // 9:15 AM
Brian Wilson's life has all the makings of a modern day epic poem, a promise that Love & Mercy delivers on.
NYC Randomness: 'Love & Mercy' Panel + 'Skin Wars' Fashion Event
11 Jun 2015 // 6:00 AM
Some photos of Brian Wilson and John Cusack discussing Love & Mercy and of a Skin Wars body-painting fashion show.
The 12 Best Brian Wilson Songs
20 May 2015 // 4:00 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.
Beach Boy Brian Wilson says biopic ‘Love & Mercy’ gets it right
9 Apr 2015 // 9:24 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 // 9:00 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