No big surprise, but the Coen Brothers “Inside Llewyn Davis” has been getting raves, not just for the film, rooted in the ’60s folk scene, but for the T-Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack that gets boosts from Justin Timberlake, Punch Brothers, and leading man Oscar Isaac as well.
The art of masterfully setting music to moving pictures is nothing new to the Coens, who have been delivering great scenes set to just the right notes since 1984′s “Blood Simple.” In honor of the folksy beauty of “Llewyn,” here are the ten greatest musical moments sprung from the minds of everyone’s favorite two-headed directing monster.
Ed Ward, Fresh Air’s rock historian talks about the history of the Beach Boys and how they became a “nostalgia act.”
The Beach Boys took everyone by surprise. They didn’t fade away with the surf craze: Brian [Wilson] had his finger on the teenage pulse, and they also celebrated motorcycles, girls, cars, girls, school, and dancing. With girls. It was hard to go wrong, especially with the group’s vocals and Brian’s writing and arranging skills. Between 1962 and 1965, they charted 22 singles, nine of which hit the top ten and two of which topped the charts.