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Van Dyke Parks

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    February 19, 2014

    Five Reasons to Be Excited About Kimbra's New Album (Remember Her?)

    You may know her from pop star Gotye's 2011 hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know," but Australian export Kimbra is anything but your typical pop singer. While her work as of yet has definitely held a large mainstream appeal, it's clear she has every ambition to break the mold and tread experimen ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Bizarre Beach Boys '76 TV Special Is Must-Have For Fans

    The Beach Boys Good Vibrations Tour Eagle Rock Entertainment, $14.97, 50 mins. The title here is a bit of a misnomer. This is not a full concert video, but rather the 1976 NBC-TV special screened on the heels of the "Brian is Back!" PR campaign. It marked the head Beach Boy's return to live perfor ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    6 Ancient Classic Rockers You Didn't Know Put Out Music In 2012

    We live in an era of classic-rock revivalism. We go crazy for reunions, we buy as many tickets as we can, and sometimes we even pay attention to the new records these bands put out, even though the general consensus is that no reunited band will ever put out a record as good as the ones they did in ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Songwriting Scholar Steve Young Blasts Nashville's "Yuppa-billys"

    For Lonesome, Onry and Mean, they don't come much taller or wiser than Steve Young. Young has been in a love/hate relationship with Nashville and the major labels since he came to town in the early Seventies. Along with Billy Joe Shaver, Young wrote the major anthems of the Outlaw movement that tip ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    November 9, 2006
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    February 23, 2006

    Misery Loves Company

    Four great songwriters join forces to ratchet up the emotional torque

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    December 8, 2005

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten great discs that were underserved by the media but are more than worthy

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    October 27, 2005
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    October 21, 2004

    Half Smile

    Brian Wilson's long-delayed magnum opus fails to topple Pet Sounds from its pedestal

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    October 14, 2004
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    March 11, 2004

    Strings Attached

    Operatic popster Rufus Wainwright exits "gay hell" and enters his most fertile period

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    October 26, 2000

    Desert Rose

    Victoria Williams, a native of swampy Louisiana, finds her muse in the dry beauty of Southern California

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    July 20, 2000

    Shored Up

    Brian Wilson returns from hell to inhabit a self he hasn't seen since the '60s

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    November 5, 1998

    Ladies Luck

    Five Barenaked Canadians conquer a fickle America with patience

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    July 23, 1998

    Reconstructing Brian

    The troubled creative light behind the Beach Boys salvages himself and -- to an extent -- his music

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    March 5, 1998
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    February 20, 1997

    Odd Man Out

    Van Dyke Parks, the invisible legend of L.A. music, finally goes live

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