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Book: Brian Wilson

Chapter: ‘I Hear the Sound of a Gentle Word’: Lyrical Themes and Gestures

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.20548


In this chapter, the author explores whether Brian Wilson's songs have a deep meaning or if they are considered to be just 'pop songs'. The question discussed in this section is: what evaluative standards decide whether the words to any pop song are good or bad, profound or shallow?

Chapter Contributors

  • Kirk Curnutt ( - book-auth-511) 'Troy University'