From recent interviews it sounds like the Coens are probably over for good as a directing duo. Apparently Ethan thought he was done with movies forever, but now he's doing a solo movie and a documentary, so it doesn't sound like they'll be working together any time soon.
I don't know that their last couple of efforts were the ideal swansong, but it is what it is.
Haven't seen Joel's Macbeth yet but I did see the Michael Fassbender one from a few years back. It wasn't bad, but Shakespearean dialogue can be hard enough to follow already without the actors slurring it out in hushed mumbles.
I went through the Oasis catalogue a couple of months back. Song for song I found Dig Out Your Soul probably their least memorable album, though the overall sound was okay. The Turning is a solid track that doesn't sound much like Oasis at all.
I was surprised to find Don't Believe The Truth was a pretty enjoyable album, unlike most of theirs it actually has a somewhat distinct sound in their catalogue, it has a bit more of a ragged almost folk rock sound. They rip off The La's quite a bit on it.
I was going to go through the solo projects as well, but after the first Noel solo album, which is harmless but kind of bland, I realised I couldn't be bothered.
And no I don't think almost anyone gave two shits about Oasis for the entire life of Music Babble until recent months.
I agree about the final run of tracks on That's Why God Made The Radio being a fine swan song for all things Beach Boys against all odds, the title track was good as well (everything else, on the album, not so much). At least that's likely to be the swan song for the Beach Boys themselves whatever Brian goes on to do.
He trns 80 in two weeks! Within two days of Macca also turning 80, oddly.