The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

By John Paul

Becoming the Beach Boys offers a comprehensive glimpse into the embryonic stages of one of America’s finest pop groups. 26 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

What Gets Into Us by Moira Crone

Like the works of Flannery O'Connor, this collection transcends the genre of "Southern Literature" and probes deeply into the paradoxes of the psyche and the zeitgeist of modern America.

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15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Gene Simmons Family Jewels

Once again, a seemingly antisocial and arrogant rock icon turns out to be a sharp, smart businessman with a solid family unit and a soft and cuddly offstage demeanor.

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15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Inside Man (2006)

Appearing in tight shots, the grainy hi-def digital exacerbating their complexities, the interviewees are traumatized or performative, sometimes both.

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Agalloch: Ashes Against the Grain

Agalloch's third album continues to tread new ground, and the results are electrifying.

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15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

Zox: The Wait

I like Zox.  These boys have spunk.  They rock when they need to rock, they’ve got the tender side that makes the

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Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End

With Penn & Teller: Off the Deep End, the duo once again showcase their ability to update and reframe old-school magic with lateral thinking and hipster showmanship.

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Christian McBride: Live at Tonic

A triple-dose of jazz bass monsterhood -- one slice of contemporary fusion followed by two slices of jam-o-rific guest-laden funk. Get your jazz groove on.

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15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Format: Dog Problems

Dog Problems sounds like Disney on crack -- which makes for one of the best albums of the summer.

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The Delgados: The Complete BBC Peel Sessions

John Peel is sadly gone, and the Delgados are sadly no more. Yet this two-disc compilation from one of Scotland's finest does both the band and the radio icon extremely proud.

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15 Aug 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Ides of March: Vehicle

This hodge-podge by a Blood Sweat & Tears sound-alike, rushed out to capitalize on the title track's success, fails to live up to that song's campy ludicrousness.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

// Moving Pixels

"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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