Brian Wilson’s ‘No Pier Pressure’ his best solo album yet
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..."Wilson at his best (as on the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”) always found his triumphs in intimate but gloriously rendered ballads. Think “Here Today,” “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times,” “Caroline No.”
"This album’s best songs may not scale those heights, but they are consistently marvelous. Tops among them: “Guess You Had to Be There,” an offhandedly brilliant slice of joyous pop-rock featuring a superb guest vocal from country star Kacey Musgraves, and several heartbroken ballads, including “Tell Me Why” and the stunning “I’m Feeling Sad.”
"Former Beach Boys Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin and David Marks deserve special praise for their outstanding vocal harmony work on standout tracks such as “What Ever Happened” and the upbeat “Sail Away,” with its “Sloop John B” echoes. Their background singing recalls their Beach Boys days, but in an airier, more delicate and altogether wonderful way."