1. Sometimes we humans get stuff wrong. Case in point: In 1969, Fresh Air music critic Ed Ward was less than enthusiastic about Abbey Road. Ooops. Oh well. Live and learn.
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The Beatles’ Abbey Road — now ranked #14 on the Greatest Album of All-Time list by Rolling Stone — was skewered by critic Ed Ward in the magazine’s pages in 1969. “Eeeeeeeeek. It’s The Beatles,” Ward wrote. But, when we caught up with Ward, who spoke to us from his home in France, he said “I have changed my views slightly toward the positive. Time has a way of doing that.”

    Sometimes we humans get stuff wrong. Case in point: In 1969, Fresh Air music critic Ed Ward was less than enthusiastic about Abbey Road. Ooops. Oh well. Live and learn.

    WNYC Soundcheck:

    The Beatles’ Abbey Road — now ranked #14 on the Greatest Album of All-Time list by Rolling Stone — was skewered by critic Ed Ward in the magazine’s pages in 1969. “Eeeeeeeeek. It’s The Beatles,” Ward wrote. But, when we caught up with Ward, who spoke to us from his home in France, he said “I have changed my views slightly toward the positive. Time has a way of doing that.”

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    In which a wind-up bird becomes an instrument.

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    Watch the Magnetic Fields songwriter Stephin Merritt play an eerie and playful version of “Old Shanghai” on toy piano from Beck’s Song Reader project on WNYC’s Soundcheck.

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  1. Iron and Wine: This afternoon, Sam Beam and his bandmates appeared on WNYC’s Soundcheck to announce that they’ll give a surprise live performance of the new  album — in its entirety, front to back — at The Greene Space in New York  City tonight.
Tickets for the surprise show (available from The Greene Space)  are scarce, but fans can return to this page to watch the intimate  performance live, starting at 8 p.m. ET. The audio recording will be  available for on-demand listening, starting tomorrow. View in High-Res

    Iron and Wine: This afternoon, Sam Beam and his bandmates appeared on WNYC’s Soundcheck to announce that they’ll give a surprise live performance of the new album — in its entirety, front to back — at The Greene Space in New York City tonight.

    Tickets for the surprise show (available from The Greene Space) are scarce, but fans can return to this page to watch the intimate performance live, starting at 8 p.m. ET. The audio recording will be available for on-demand listening, starting tomorrow.

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