Made for These Times

By Jon Bywater, Nick Bollinger, Ian Dando, Jim Pinckney In Uncategorized

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25th December, 2004
BY NICK BOLLINGER 1. SMILE, Brian Wilson (Nonesuch). Conceived almost 40 years ago and abandoned when dissent within Brian Wilson's band, the Beach Boys, reached flashpoint, this brand new recording presents the first complete version of Wilson's ambitious song cycle in all its rococo splendour. The melodies are magnificent and Van Dyke Parks's libretto outrageous yet essentially coherent. But even had it been completed in the 60s, it would never have achieved Wilson's goal of besting the Beatles. Rather, it would have marked the early invention of alternative rock. 2. ...

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