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The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Beach Boys’ “I Get Around”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2018 - 10:25 am

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64 More Acts That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What took you so long? For the artists and bands in this list, the answers include poverty, market indifference, drug addiction, and catastrophic hearing loss.
Brad Shoup | May 30, 2018 - 10:57 am

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The Lost Beach Boy: Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue At 40

Over the years, the Beach Boys have often been reduced to one thing or another. Yes, they gave the world one of the seminal, defining…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2017 - 3:30 pm

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64 More Acts That Took 20 Or More Years Between Albums

What took you so long? For the artists and bands in this list, the answers include poverty, market indifference, drug addiction, and catastrophic hearing loss.
Brad Shoup | May 30, 2018 - 10:57 am

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Stream Say Sue Me’s Record Store Day Covers EP It’s Just A Short Walk!

Last week, the South Korean band Say Sue Me released their sophomore album Where We Were Together. The collection first caught our attention back in…
Ryan Leas | April 20, 2018 - 10:00 am

Brian Wilson Returns To High School, Gets His F In Music Changed To An A

Brian Wilson recently returned to Hawthorne High School in California -- where he graduated along with the rest of the original Beach Boys lineup --…
James Rettig | January 16, 2018 - 3:32 pm

Best Coast – “Little Saint Nick” (The Beach Boys Cover)

As the holidays creep ever closer, the steady stream of holiday music continues. Today, Amazon Music is adding a whole bunch of new songs to…
Peter Helman | December 1, 2017 - 9:13 am

Jim James – “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” (Beach Boys Cover)

It's been two and a half years since My Morning Jacket released their last album, 2015's excellent The Waterfall, and though its once-rumored sister album…
Ryan Leas | October 30, 2017 - 11:05 am

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Just Like He’s Ringing A Bell: 20 Great Chuck Berry Moments

Six years ago, when I was a Pitchfork News writer, I wrote Chuck Berry's obituary. Berry had collapsed onstage in Chicago, and my editor wanted…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 8:58 am

John Legend, Cynthia Erivo, & yMusic – “God Only Knows” (Beach Boys Cover)

Last night at the Grammys, John Legend and The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo (who won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album last night, along…
James Rettig | February 13, 2017 - 10:04 am

Hear A Foo Fighters-Approved Mashup Of “The Pretender” With Rick James’ “Super Freak”

Foo Fighters haven't been very active on social media lately. But, as it turns out, all it takes to shake them out of their slumber…
Peter Helman | December 13, 2016 - 7:14 pm

Vic Mensa – “heathens freestyle.”

"Heathens," Twenty One Pilots' contribution to the Suicide Squad soundtrack, has been pretty much inescapable on pop radio for the past few months. Among the…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2016 - 9:47 pm

Watch BADBADNOTGOOD & Jonti Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”

Australian radio station Triple J has a cool recurring segment called Like A Version, where they get different musicians to come into the studio to…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2016 - 9:38 pm

Kristin Kontrol & The Vandelles Turn Beach Boys Hit Into Anti-Trump “Don’t Grab My Pussy”

There's nothing like the prospect of a bullying misogynistic toad ascending to the presidency to get the creative juices flowing. Donald Trump's terrifying candidacy has…
Peter Helman | November 5, 2016 - 4:45 pm

Watch Beck, Chris Martin, & Chad Smith Cover The Beach Boys, Bruce Springsteen, & Pink Floyd

Beck, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, the Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band keyboardist Roy Bittan, Goldfrapp's Davide Rossi,…
Peter Helman | October 23, 2016 - 5:07 pm

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Tomorrow Never Knows: How 1966’s Trilogy Of Pet Sounds, Blonde On Blonde, And Revolver Changed Everything

The 1960s cast a long shadow. We live in nostalgia-addled times, an era when retro-culture and revivals are ever-present and intermingled in the vast and…
Ryan Leas | August 5, 2016 - 11:31 am
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