Brian Wilson apparently got his ambition back when he completed the Beach
Boys' lost opus, SMiLE, a few years back: The all-new That Lucky Old Sun is similarly
structured as a song cycle. But the concept this time is a simplistic
glorification of familiar L.A. tropes. The sunniness can feel strained,
and ''Forever She'll Be My Surfer Girl'' is as unnecessary as sequels get.
But when Wilson is on his game, you feel lucky to still be soaking up
his rays. B
DOWNLOAD THIS: Listen to ''Midnight's Another Day'' on the musician's MySpace page