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Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure (Capitol)

Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, May 2015

THE NEWS THAT Brian Wilson was working with Frank Ocean, She & Him and Lana Del Rey on his latest album was met with derision from the more conservative members of his fanbase, causing Wilson to quite rightfully state, "I've been told too many times not to fuck with the formula, but as an artist it's my job to do that – and I think I've earned that right."

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