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« on: April 25, 2012, 01:13:09 PM »

http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/04/25/151355713/hear-the-beach-boys-best-new-song-in-40-years

Bob Boilen of NPR's All Songs Considered calls it their "Best New Song in 40 Years"

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/songreviews/thats-why-god-made-the-radio-20120425
3/5 from Rolling Stone - "Kinda cosmic, sorta corny, undeniably beautiful."

http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/04/25/beach-boys-new-single-thats-why-god-made-the-radio/
Entertainment Weekly - "“That’s Why God Made the Radio” certainly has everything a vintage Beach Boys tune needs: Breezy harmonies, references to cars, and an almost exhausting sense of sweetness."
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 01:24:32 PM »

"Kinda cosmic, sorta corny, undeniably beautiful."

Really nails most of the group's output, to be honest.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 01:33:57 PM »

Honestly, all that is important to me is that I like it... and I do!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 01:41:43 PM »

Honestly, all that is important to me is that I like it... and I do!   Grin



Right. But it's good to see the media giving attention and giving good reviews. That way more people might get interested in the Beach Boys and buy the album/single.


BTW I like your avatar.....  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 01:52:33 PM »


BTW I like your avatar.....  Grin

And I like both of yours.
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 06:46:18 PM »

Well, this guy doesn't like it....

"...but we will occasionally be subjected to some sappy new-school Beach Boys songs that make Kokomo sound progressive."

http://www.chicagonow.com/jam-room/2012/04/beach-boys-new-single-thats-why-god-made-the-radio/
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 07:16:36 PM »

Well, this guy doesn't like it....

"...but we will occasionally be subjected to some sappy new-school Beach Boys songs that make Kokomo sound progressive."

http://www.chicagonow.com/jam-room/2012/04/beach-boys-new-single-thats-why-god-made-the-radio/

"Have to admit -- I really thought this reunion would eventually go the way of a Van Halen "They're gonna... No they're not.. But they might (but actually never were)"-type flirtation."

Does the guy realize Van Halen have been touring with David Lee Roth for almost six years now and they just put out a new album a few months ago? I get what he's saying, but the reference doesn't feel especially accurate anymore.
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 07:44:03 PM »

I find it very ironic that the Chicago reviewer seems to be pinning the song on the rest of the band.  It's Brian's "people" who are behind it.  Mike and Al can't even be heard on it, if they're even there.  It sounds like a Brian solo record, not a Beach Boys record.  Though not one as good as TLOS.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 07:49:20 PM »

I find it very ironic that the Chicago reviewer seems to be pinning the song on the rest of the band.  It's Brian's "people" who are behind it.  Mike and Al can't even be heard on it, if they're even there.  It sounds like a Brian solo record, not a Beach Boys record.  Though not one as good as TLOS.

Al and Mike are clearly audible in the song.
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 07:55:13 PM »

I find it very ironic that the Chicago reviewer seems to be pinning the song on the rest of the band.  It's Brian's "people" who are behind it.  Mike and Al can't even be heard on it, if they're even there.  It sounds like a Brian solo record, not a Beach Boys record.  Though not one as good as TLOS.

Al and Mike are clearly audible in the song.

Brian and Mike are the only ones I can here. Oh and Jeff.  Evil
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 07:57:45 PM »

Brian and Mike are the only ones I can here. Oh and Jeff.  Evil
You can't hear Bruce on the "Fallin' in love"?
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 08:00:07 PM »

I can't... I hear mostly Jeff there. Maybe if I concentrate really hard.  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 08:02:02 PM »

Brian and Mike are the only ones I can here. Oh and Jeff.  Evil
You can't hear Bruce on the "Fallin' in love"?

Or Al's "in my car"?
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 08:21:06 PM »

I was just hoping for the quality of Brian's recent solo albums and I think we got it!
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 08:42:25 PM »

Brian and Mike are the only ones I can here. Oh and Jeff.  Evil
You can't hear Bruce on the "Fallin' in love"?

Or Al's "in my car"?

Also "like a prayer."
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2012, 08:52:06 PM »

Brian and Mike are the only ones I can here. Oh and Jeff.  Evil
You can't hear Bruce on the "Fallin' in love"?

Or Al's "in my car"?

Also "like a prayer."

Yeah, and Bruce's all over the place harmonizing. Not just the bit in the end.
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2012, 08:52:55 PM »

I can't... I hear mostly Jeff there. Maybe if I concentrate really hard.  Wink

 Huh Huh Huh at 2:47??  i can hear bruce clearly at around 1:47 too.  he's the main voice in there.
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2012, 09:06:32 PM »

3 hours till i can purchase it here on the west coast, unless there is something i'm missing...
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2012, 09:07:22 PM »

3 hours till i can purchase it here on the west coast, unless there is something i'm missing...

i bought it at like 6 pm central time, off itunes. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2012, 09:13:19 PM »

3 hours till i can purchase it here on the west coast, unless there is something i'm missing...

i bought it at like 6 pm central time, off itunes. 
Thanks, just saw the other thread.  I'm going to wait until it's available on amazon, not fond of m4a files...meanwhile I'll listen to other cool stuff!
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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2012, 09:16:19 PM »

I love this song but I have to admit I really really hate how Jeff sounds when he sings "Gawwwww-ud" (at 2:54 and later) The way he enunciates sounds like a guy trying to parody Brian at worst and a guy overthinking when he sings and using technique, at best.  Unlike Brian who just sang like that seemingly effortlessly and like butter.
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2012, 09:17:08 PM »

Hey, I like the new song n' all, but NPR has apparently reported that it is better than anything off the Holland album, or Love You, for that matter.

Hmmmmmmmm......................
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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2012, 09:19:04 PM »

Hey, I like the new song n' all, but NPR has apparently reported that it is better than anything off the Holland album, or Love You, for that matter.

Hmmmmmmmm......................

They just corrected it, they meant to say the best Beach Boys single in 400 years.
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2012, 09:23:11 PM »

It is the best new Beach Boys single of the next 400 years, starting right NOW.
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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2012, 09:25:49 PM »

I love this song but I have to admit I really really hate how Jeff sounds when he sings "Gawwwww-ud" (at 2:54 and later) The way he enunciates sounds like a guy trying to parody Brian at worst and a guy overthinking when he sings and using technique, at best.  Unlike Brian who just sang like that seemingly effortlessly and like butter.

when i hear him sing "god" at the end, i'm imagining him stepping in front of a broadway stage with his arms oustretched
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