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That Lucky Old Sun

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Brian Wilson
Dylan Walker/Retna

That Lucky Old Sun

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Brian Wilson
genre:
Rock

We gave it a B

Brian Wilson apparently got his ambition back when he completed the Beach Boys’ lost opus, SMiLE, a few years back: The all-new That Lucky Old Sun is similarly structured as a song cycle. But the concept this time is a simplistic glorification of familiar L.A. tropes. The sunniness can feel strained, and ”Forever She’ll Be My Surfer Girl” is as unnecessary as sequels get. But when Wilson is on his game, you feel lucky to still be soaking up his rays. B
DOWNLOAD THIS: Listen to ”Midnight’s Another Day” on the musician’s MySpace page

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