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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Dr. John: Right Place, Right Time:  Live at Tipitinas Mardi Gras 89

It seemed like only yesterday, New Orleans was loaded with music and vitality. Dr. John was a very large piece of the puzzle, and this musical snapshot easily explains why.

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12 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Clear Static: Clear Static

Although they don't appear to have anything new to say, they say it pretty well.

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The Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea

Bitter Tea is an uncontrolled outpouring of musical concepts in every way, the good ideas right along with the bad -- life.

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12 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Filastine: Burn It

Filastine's international approach to protest music makes us want to travel the world, but does it make us want to change it?

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The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

The Raconteurs are early on to this, which could be one of the emerging trends of 2006: the rebirth of rock in indie music.

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12 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Moov: The Arrivant Volume 1

They look like concept albums, they smell like concept albums, but in the end, the two volumes of The Arrivant are just another bunch of Tracks.

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Of Montreal: The Early Four Track Recordings

Series of reissues offers recent fans a chance to turn back the clock to Of Montreal's formative years and explore the progression out of the garage and into indie pop brilliance.

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12 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Asha Bhosle: Love Supreme

Everybody needs a bosom to lean on. At 73 years of age, Asha sounds as supple and sylphlike as ever.

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11 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Poseidon (2006)

Why cast Andre Braugher and then not use him?"

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11 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Just My Luck (2006)

Promoted as Lohan's 'transition' piece, as she moves from tweeny larks to so-called adult roles, Just My Luck is neither larkish nor serious, but only graceless.

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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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