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

2 Jun 2006 // 3:00 AM

District B13 (2004)

Pierre Morel's film maintains a healthy tension, as Damien believes in 'the law' and Leïto is never convinced of its efficacy or good intentions.

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All Tomorrow’s Parties: United Sounds of ATP, Weekend 1 Featuring Devendra Banhart, Comets on Fire,

Forget your bucket and spade, put away your sunhat. All Tomorrow's Parties is here and peddling an entirely different kind of seaside rock.

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2 Jun 2006 // 1:00 AM

They Played the Game, Vol. 1 by Stephen Randall

If They Played the Game only gave a mirror to those who make a living with play this would be an adequate collection, but there are moments of pure wonder and delight that have nothing to do with the field.

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Cibelle: The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves

No other album in 2006 will be this lovely, or this relentlessly weird.

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Zero 7: The Garden

With The Garden, Zero 7 push beyond the electronica genre and out into an unnamed territory, an adventurous and yet highly listenable vocal pop for the 21 century.

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Amsterdam Klezmer Band: Remixed!

Traditional klezmer music given a contemporary twist by DJs. Not one for purists.

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Mugison: Little Trip

As a soundtrack, it's fairly interesting and engrossing. As a Mugison album, however, it lacks that special something...

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Rammstein: Rosenrot

Rammstein's musically rich fifth album is nowhere near as chilly as the cover art would indicate.

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Islands: Return to the Sea

As long as Islands keep treating us to these complex, appealing songs, we'll continue to respond more than positively.

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2 Jun 2006 // 12:00 AM

Jagged Edge: Jagged Edge

While the Jagged Edge guys unquestionably have the pipes necessary for the task, their material is sorely lacking. This is an album best left on the record store shelf.

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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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