Arts Fuse writers continue their countdown of great music celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This month’s list includes such big names as Bob Dylan, ZZ Top, The Who, The Beach Boys, and George Rochberg.
The Beach Boys
It’s quite clear that the fickle record-buying public really screwed up in the early ’70s; the Beach Boys were on top of their game.
What comes across most clearly to the viewer is that every single day — practically every single hour — is a struggle for Brian Wilson.
This album is not a slavish imitation of an old sound but a fresh take on the kind of timeless, tuneful fun that pop music used to be all about.
No Pier Pressure is Brian Wilson’s 11th solo album and it shows little diminution of his still-prodigious talents.
“Gonna Make a Record in the Month of May” — May 2013 and Why This Year Already Beats 2012
While many critics decried 2011 as a musical wasteland, New England residents can allow auld acquaintance to be forgot in 2012 with the cornucopia of music that’s coming to the Northeast. Warm up with these winter events …