Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Music Review: 'Caroline Now! The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys'

Posted on

Caroline Now! The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
POP

We gave it a C

For all the Beach Boys’ oysters, the two dozen contributors to Caroline Now! The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys dig up their share of clams: They plumb the depths of the band’s lesser-known material, and the results aren’t always pretty. Eric Matthews, the Aluminum Group, and members of the Pastels and Belle & Sebastian are fitting interpreters, but Alex Chilton’s straight reading of Brian’s silly baby ditty ”I Wanna Pick You Up” is preposterous. C

Comments