Van Dyke Parks
Features // 1 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

"All of Its Variety and Splendor": Van Dyke Parks on Harry Nilsson
9 Sep 2013 // 9:14 PM

Harry Nilsson was one pop music's greatest enigmas, a genius wrapped in his own vices. With the release of the expansive The RCA Albums Collection. To help tell his story, the legendary Van Dyke Parks talks to PopMatters about his old friend and collaborator Harry Nilsson.


Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled
6 Aug 2013 // 5:05 PM

Songs Cycled boasts melodies and arrangements that would have made as much sense in 1933 as in 2013, though the lyrics occasionally acknowledge the political and environmental tumult of the early 21st century.

Inara George with Van Dyke Parks: An Invitation
18 Nov 2008 // 3:00 PM

Inara George and Van Dyke Parks can recreate antiquated boudoir music, but cannot push it into this century.


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.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

READ the article