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

14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Cassandra Wilson: Thunderbird

The alt-jazz diva gets T Boned.

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14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Wilderness: Vessel States

Baltimore's high-flown tyrants release another dose of bombastic post punk.

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Pérez Prado: The Best of Pérez Prado - The Original Mambo No. 5

A compilation of the best slices of mambo magic served up by Pérez Prado. Add sunshine, tequila, frilly sleeves and hot horns; shake vigorously and then serve in a glass with a lightly salted rim. Ay Carumba!

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14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Thomas Stronen: Pohlitz

Stronen, a prolific young Norwegian jazz drummer, lets the cat out of the bag, style-wise, early on his debut solo LP.

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Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and a Curse

A Blessing and a Curse continues to distance itself from the Truckers' "Lynyrd Skynyrd with a higher IQ" roots, drawing from both the Replacements and the Rolling Stones for its rock 'n' roll sound.

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The Moore Brothers: Murdered by the Moore Brothers

Staying closely aligned with the guitar and vocal style of their forebears serves the Moore Brothers well on their latest album of pure folk pop songs.

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Tineke Postma: For the Rhythm

Another young star jazz alto saxophonist, in no need of hype, non-routine, spirited, versatile without shallowness, aware of musical roots: another one of an always very select few! And Dutch. And not male.

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13 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

In a much simpler time, when bank robbers and crooked landlords were the ultimate evil, Superman protected the citizens of Metropolis as if everything depended on it.

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13 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Survival of the Richest

On Survival of the Richest, the line between 'have' and 'have-nots' is clearly drawn, and while contestants may cross that line, it's only to visit.

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13 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Everybody Hates Chris

Episode: 'Everyone Hates Corleone' - Despite his parents' firm belief that he will be 'safer' in the all-white school, Chris' status as the only black student opens him up to a daily barrage of abuses.

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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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