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Album review: Brian Wilson – That Lucky Old Sun

Album review: Brian Wilson – That Lucky Old Sun

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I'll admit it - I was pretty sure that SMiLE represented the last creative gasp of Brian Wilson, and that with its completion the book was effectively closed on one of pop's most creative and troubled minds.  But here comes That Lucky Old Sun, showing me just how wrong I was.  Now in his mid 60s, Wilson still seems to be capable of writing and arranging music with the creativity and vitality of a musician half his age. That's not to say That Lucky Old Sun (inspired by Louis Armstrong's rendition of the 1940s chestnut) is perfect, or even that it rivals Wilson's best work with the Beach Boys.  But there are more than a few flashes of the genius here that have enabled him to continue to draw on a vast reservoir of critical and fan good will. It's an album that sounds totally out of time (