Brian Wilson is the eponymous debut solo album by Brian Wilson released in July 1988 on Sire Records. Working with an array of collaborators including his therapist Eugene Landy, Wilson accordingly themed the album around love and spirituality exemplified by its lead single "Love and Mercy". Although the album's sessions were contentious, where some participants demanded a progressive artistic statement versus conventional pop songs, nearly a quarter of the LP is devoted to "Rio Grande", a piece which was intended to rekindle Wilson's experimental drive from the mid 1960s and early 1970s.
It was voted one of the best albums of 1988 by NME, and as part of its acclaim, garnered the nickname "Pet Sounds '88" among some critics.Brian Wilson has since been reissued on several different formats with bonus tracks, and cited by some as a standout in Wilson's solo oeuvre.
The album is on Spotify!
7 votes to you and your friends tonight.
Rollin' 9 votes for RIo Grande.
By a landslide 16 votes the winner is...Melt Away
Round#1 - Night Time
Round#2 - Walkin' the Line
Round#3 - Little Children
Round#4 - One for the Boys
Round#5 - Let it Shine
Round#6 - There's So Many
Round#7 - Meet Me in My Dreams Tonight
Round#8 - Baby Let Your Hair Grow Long
Round#9 - Love and Mercy
Round#9 - Rio Grande
I was sure, despite my vote for Melt Away, that Love and Mercy would win. Goes to show that one can never assume.
New rounds coming soon.