I'm not keen on the title 'That's why God made the radio', Man made the radio maaaaan. However, it's the best sounding achievement post 1970's that they've done. I'm a sucker for those sweet harmonies and it's got a wall of sound vibe, sadly it doesn't seem to be as guitar heavy as i'd have liked.
But the question is, will it be a hit? It's got to get Radio play, it's an ode to the radio isn't it? BBC 2 and 6 music will defiantly play it. But with a lack of tour dates in the UK and the fact that most pop stations will probably find it old fashioned and auto-tune/dubstep/electro pop -less I doubt it'll be saturated enough to get the publics attention. Maybe they should go on x-factor or the voice...ugh.
No matter what, it gives me a warm feeling to know The Beach Boys are back, even though I think the title makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.
Have a listen to the track below on the 'Beach Boys Sizzle Reel
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