Wednesday, January 19 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.
Thursday, January 22 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.
Wednesday, August 18 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.
Monday, February 23 2009
Wilson’s not making a comeback. He doesn't need to be resurrected. He's simply ready for the next take.
Wednesday, February 11 2009
A live-in-the-studio performance bundled with a hackneyed making-of documentary that doubles as a lengthy commercial for Capitol Records.
Tuesday, September 2 2008
Melodically strong and flat-out enjoyable from start to finish, That Lucky Old Sun is Brian Wilson's love letter to a bygone Southern California and his best freshly-penned album in over 40 years.
Wednesday, January 16 2008
With something like 80 events, the Sydney Festival is the city’s most definitive claim to world-class culture. So imagine the excitement I feel when I find a couple of tickets to Brian Wilson waiting.
Tuesday, July 21 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.
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…
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…
Tuesday, November 18 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…
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 rod…