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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Mary Lees Corvette: Love, Loss, and Lunacy

A promising country-rock album is marred by some lazy lessons from the Sheryl Crow school of rock.

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15 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

That Girl: Season One

It could be legitimately argued that Ann Marie was a highly manipulative female; not because she had a thing for male emasculation, but because anyone who came under the spell of her sparkling smile or got in the way of her unstoppable joie de vivre necessarily became road kill.

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15 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Home Movies: Season 4

Knowing that Brendan Small continues to dabble in music, it's easy to read this season, and the bittersweet (and hilarious) 'Focus Grill' in particular, as his transition away from childhood things.

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15 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Wolf Parade

PopMatters' Megan Milks deconstructs the speedy rise of one of Canada's (and America's) newest 'it' acts, finding out what's left when the buzz is stripped away.

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15 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Black Crowes

Hanging on one of those gently curving, multi-consonant streets that crisscross Amsterdam, I felt rock 'n' roll's heathen gospel goodness seep into my pores...

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Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock by Andrew Beaujon

Are the bands or the fans cognizant of the Orwellian perversion of Jesus' teachings of love and acceptance that institutionalized evangelism has perpetrated?"

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15 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mobb Deep: Blood Money

If you combine two of hip-hop's biggest camps and give them a healthy budget to work with, the result should be a monster hit... right?

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Graham Coxon: Love Travels At Illegal Speeds

His profile may be lower, but these days Coxon is easily matching the best work he did with Blur

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15 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Bananarama: Drama

The coolest Bananarama songs were never really deep. The group had an attitude and a look, a cool, sultry sound, and a sense of fun. Bananarama still displays these characteristics to full effect.

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Korpiklaani: Tales Along This Road

Alcohol-fueled polka metal from Finland. What’s there not to love?

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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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