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

26 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Pharrell: In My Mind

Pharrell has in the past few years endeavored to pitch himself as an average schmoe, a N*E*R*D, a guy just like you n' golly gosh me -- he goes far enough to include in the tray art a pint-size pixilated version of himself reporting: "Wealth is of the heart and mind, not of the pocket."

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26 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Youre Not You by Michelle Wildgen

Wildgen balances the debate by making it a question of trust, not a question of assisted suicide.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Iran

A new Rough Guide opens a window on an unfamiliar culture and reveals rich musical traditions.

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Adam Green: Jacket Full of Danger

Adam Green wants to be your Elvis, your Paul Simon, your Jim Morrison, your Sammy Davis, Jr., and your Raffi, all at once.

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Dave Alvin: West of the West

Dave Alvin is like a history teacher with a guitar. But instead of penning his own history textbook, he's given us lessons through other people's words with this CD. If history was this entertaining back when I attended high school, I probably wouldn't have fallen asleep so often in class.

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Medeski, Martin & Wood: Note Bleu

MMW's jammy Blue Note years, collected, with the addition of several unreleased tracks and a DVD of the band live-in-grooveloving-concert

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26 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Tapes ‘n Tapes: The Loon

Every little cog of this great piece of indie-rock machinery is, of course, some PR person's wet dream.

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25 Jul 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Futureheads

are so good live that it hurts to see them. Perhaps that's where the problem lies.

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25 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Vampire Loves

It is as noteworthy for its good-natured enjoyment as it is for its ability to take ideas and plot elements which have been fodder for graphic novels for years and construct them into a wholly original tale.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Historians and pulp comic fans knew their story, but most didn't. The enduring image of the affable outlaws was born in this classic 1969 film. That the story is fairly true to life is even more remarkable.

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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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