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

30 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Absentee: Schmotime

It's music for schmoes, and deep down we're all schmoes.

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Slo-Mo: My Buzz Comes Back

As relaxed and jammy as it was initially intended to be, the result is neutered by its blatant transparency

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30 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Blue October: Foiled

One-hit wonders from Texas give commerical success another go, and wind up with a dark and biting pop album that shatters any preconceptions that ever existed about them.

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30 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dieselboy: The Human Resource

America's top d&b DJ presents a compilation of pumped-up, scalpel-sharp tunes.

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30 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

Sophie Barker: Earthbound

It's a shame when moments of such beauty can be swallowed by albums that fall into the same old downtempo traps.

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Dub Syndicate: The Rasta Far I

If you've never heard anything by the Dub Syndicate, this will serve as a good primer. If you are a fan already, waiting patiently until summer 2007 for the new album, then this might sate your appetite until then.

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	PJ Harvey: PJ Harvey on Tour: Please Leave Quietly [DVD]

This tour documentary is able to do what most artists can only dream about: it re-animates PJ Harvey's back catalogue, re-invents her sound palette, and flaunts (in the most positive way) her skill and versatility not only as a singer, musician, and visual artist, but also as a businesswoman.

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The Kids in the Hall: Complete Season 4

If we share Freud's liberationist stance on the power of humor, then no sketch comedy series is more pure and direct in its dissident hilarity than The Kids in the Hall.

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29 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Winter Soldier (1972)

The men in Winter Soldier stepped forward, spoke truth to power, sought to expose policies and expectations that had gone terribly wrong.

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29 May 2006 // 4:00 PM

Date Movie (Unrated) (2004)

Date Movie is not the spoof it seemingly aspires to. Rather, it's but a dreadfully long catalog of references to other infinitely superior movies.

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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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