Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun (3 stars)

Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun



There’s no disputing Brian Wilson’s genius – Beach Boy’s classic Pet Sounds is proof alone – and it’s wonderful to have him back from his self-imposed exile; performing live (particularly his joyous set at T in the Park in 2007) and releasing music, in the form of ‘lost classic’ SMiLE.

But while it’s great to see a new studio album, there’s no progression from work he was doing way back in the 60s. That Lucky Old Sun shimmers with uplifting summer vibes, but somehow feels stuck in a time warp, and compared to the towering majesty of his earlier work, it can’t help but suffer in comparison.

The Beach Boys

The surviving Beach Boys (with one obvious exception) continue to tour their surf flavoured summer vibes.


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