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
Richard’s Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson

In the realm of modern newspaper publishing, a strip like Richard's Poor Almanac is an anomaly. The well-documented homogenization of the funny pages has resulted in increasingly generalized and toothless strips aimed straight at the largest possible demographics.

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Double Dare (2004)

Jeannie Epper actually stands for longevity, not retirement, the example that Bell might follow once all the bright lights disappear.

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Bride & Prejudice (2004)

Lalita is daring independent whose education involves coming to terms with both her constraining heritage and her desire to fit in.

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	Various Artists: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver - Live

Yee-haw: a concert held to honor a real honky tonk hero shows the pleasures and perils of tribute discs.

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	Youth Group: Skeleton Jar

Though inconsistent, this group's sophomore effort contains a few gems, while hinting at something grander next time around.

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	Little Freddie King: You Don’t Know What I Know

Every time you think Fat Possum has reached the end of its rope, they pull another... well, possum out of their butts. This time, it's the upbeat, lowdown groove of Little Freddie King.

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	Peter Himmelman: Imperfect World

Imperfect World sounds like the work of someone who has a lot of things to say, and doesn't much care in what order he says them.

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	The Heavenly States: Black Comet

Genre-blenders hide their secrets in words and sounds, but they don't give us an answer sheet.

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4 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Hanin Elias: Future Noir

As a part of Atari Teenage Riot, her voice was just one element in a very large and violent organism, but here she doesn't have waves of overwhelming static to hide behind anymore.

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	Laura Cantrell: Humming by the Flowered Vine

Cantrell is only three albums into her career, but she's fast becoming an underground country icon. This album shows why she's the rightful heiress to Lucinda Williams.

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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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