Tag: The Beatles
The Best Music Documentaries of 2021
After a banner year for non-fiction feature films and TV series with music as their focus, here are 10 titles we found especially illuminating.
The Beatles, “Let It Be” [Super Deluxe]
This 6-CD/LP box—including rarities, live cuts, and alternate mixes—burrows deep and handsomely below the surface.
Hear Madison Cunningham Cover The Beatles’ “In My Life”
The acoustic single arrives ahead of the songwriter’s “Wednesday” EP, out November 6.
John Lennon, “Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes”
The “Gimme Some Truth” box makes Lennon’s solo output sound better, brighter, and of a piece.
We Need to Unpack the Best-Selling Vinyl Records of the Decade
The vinyl revival of the 2010s reminds us that what’s old is still new if you’re young enough.
FLOOD Essentials: September 2019 featuring Jenny Hval, Pixies, Vivian Girls, and More
Recent stuff you should get into.
The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” at 50
Digging into the brand new Giles Martin re-release of the iconic album on its fiftieth birthday.
Hollywood Street Party with Recreation of The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”
The Hollywood & Vine crossing will emulate London’s famous intersection in honor of the album’s fiftieth.
PLAYLIST: Tiger Army’s Songs That Influenced “Retrofuture”
Nick 13 details eleven tracks that informed the surf rock, punk, and other elements of his band’s sixth album.
PLAYLIST: Ada Lea’s Sun and Moon Songs
Working with the same dichotomy that inspired her debut, the Montreal songwriter lists ten astrologically bent influences.
PLAYLIST: Joanna Sternberg’s Songs That Will Help Me and Help Me and Will Always Help Me
The NYC-based songwriter goes long on the songs and artists that inspired their debut for Conor Oberst’s Team Love Records.
The Raconteurs Paid The Beatles a Sneaky Tribute
Jack White and company’s latest full-length has a secret album cover for true fans only.
Break Up with Your Girlfriend, It’s Spring
How to be a homewrecker in nine songs.
Why Aren’t You Listening to Ringo Starr’s Country Album from 1970?
The most slept-on Beatles solo album was also one of the first—and likely the most off-the-cuff, too.
A Primer on Paul McCartney’s Complicated History with—and Triumphant Return to—Japan
In 1966, The Beatles weren’t greeted with the usual pandemonium in Tokyo—and since that time McCartney hasn’t exactly had a smooth relationship with the Japanese authorities himself. But Paul, ever the professional, has never been one to hold a grudge.
The Beatles, “The Beatles (White Album) Super Deluxe Edition”
If not for the fissure amongst the Beatles’ ranks, the lustrous brilliance and weird experimentalism of this collection wouldn’t shine so bright fifty years later.
In Conversation: Rob Sheffield on The Beatles and Our Cultural Refusal to Let It Be
The longtime “Rolling Stone” critic’s new book examines the Fab Four in a new light.
The Shins, “Heartworms”
The Shins’ fifth record exists in a weird, pleasing limbo between Ariel Pink and The Magnetic Fields.
Breaking: Sadie & Arlo & A Record a Day
Some parents dress their kids up like superheroes. Some dress their kids up like athletes. But Sadie and Arlo’s parents dress them up like their favorite album covers.
Another Green World: Our Favorite Non-Musical Forays from Musicians
The new semi-animated Toro Y Moi concert film got us thinking: when it comes to making things that aren’t music, which musicians have done it best?
Hey Bulldog: In Conversation with Alex Ross
The legendary comics artist takes on The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine,” plus talks the current crop of superhero movies.
PLAYLIST: Woods Share the Songs that Influenced “City Sun Eater in the River of Light”
Jeremy Earl and Jarvis Taveniere go deep with Ethiopian jazz, New Orleans funk, and The Jackson 5.
Can’t Put My Finger On It: Ween’s Brownest Impersonations
Boognish be praised, Gener and Deaner have gotten the band—or is it the bands?—back together.
RIP: Sir George Martin (1926–2016)
The Fifth Beatle passed away at the age of ninety.
Just in Time for the Holidays: The Beatles Are Coming to Your Streaming Devices
Christmas Time is Here Again!
WATCH: The Beatles Share Restored Video for “A Day in the Life”
You just have to look, having read the book.
Ringo Starr Realizes He Has “So Much Stuff,” Prepares to Auction Some of it Off
The lot includes his 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl and an original “Help!” script.
Life on Record: The Love & Mercy of Brian Wilson
A portrait of the Beach Boys leader and Kennedy Center honoree on the occasion of Love & Mercy.