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The Beach Boys release ‘SMiLE Sessions’

Made for these times

November 23, 2011
By BRIAN BUSH (bbush@sungazette.com) , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Releasing a landmark album is always a mixed blessing. A "perfect" album can overshadow the rest of a band's career, placing a burden of proof on all future output. Thus, every new Radiohead album is met with lamentations of "it's not as good as 'OK Computer,' " just as every post-1967 Beatles record was weighed against the achievement of "Sgt. Pepper." It seems like more of a curse than a blessing and, for many bands, the release of a seminal album can have a paralyzing effect.

 
 
 

 

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