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

Great minds collide, but there's as much friction as there is heat.

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B.Fleischmann: The Humbucking Coil

Canny post-rock pop goodness from Mr. Fleischmann, whose record Pop Loops for Breakfast is one of Matt Cibula's fave raves of this century.

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Lanterna: Desert Ocean, Geoff Farina et al: New Salt

Two completely different, and successful, takes on instrumental rock.

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2 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

LunarTheory: LunarTheory

Canadian indie music that isn't much more exciting than the Canadian daily news.

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Oceansize: Everyone into Position

Precise, powerful, and provoked, Oceansize are anything but twee British choir boys. Finally, the land of sensitive stadium rock offers something different.

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2 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

P.O.S. takes rap-rock to an entirely new realm, with an epic album that eschews misconceptions about the genre.

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Headscan: Pattern Recognition

This Canadian duo specializes in that vaguely Matrix-y soundtrack styled 'dark techno.'

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2 Mar 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ex-Boyfriends: Dear John

More fun than substance from these new-wave power-poppers, but they do look cute in ties...

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The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

If her bold themes and colors were undeniably 'Mexican', Frida Kahlo also painted her own experiences, beyond national or even gendered identity.

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The Colossal P.T. Barnum Reader: Nothing Else Like It in the Universe by Phineas T. Barnum

Cook writes that 'even at the height of radical Reconstruction, [Barnum] continued to promote brutally dehumanizing images of people of color on stage.'"

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

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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