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

6 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

While the technique is simple and almost child-like, Brown's sense of composition and perspective display artistic talent that might not be immediately apparent to all.

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6 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

The vampire has gone from unrepentant monster to hero and champion in a little over a hundred years.

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6 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Killzone

Playing Killzone feels like eating a cake with too many flavors.

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Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich

Within the innocent naivety and blustery melodrama is a romantic appreciation for justice, freedom, and heroism.

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5 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

Nostalgia 77: The Garden

A solid elaboration on 2004's Songs for My Funeral, this album has the classic sound of The Horace Silver Quintet -- with some The White Stripes and Mantronix thrown in for good measure.

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5 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Morrissey: Live at Earls Court

Despite a few wrinkles and patches of gray, the now middle-aged Morrissey appears as striking as ever.

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	Milton Mapes: The Blacklight Trap

Latest album from Austin roots rockers ditches the shimmering sonics of its predecessor for a darker, moodier sound.

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5 Apr 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Le Concorde: Universe and Villa

Stephen Becker writes perfect chamber-pop songs. Maybe a little too perfect.

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	Dave Douglas: Mountain Passages

Uncompromising trumpeter Dave Douglas emerges from the major-label jungle into cool mountain air. The result is unforgettable, unique jazz with a gentle, world-music sheen.

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	Dropkick Murphys: Singles Collection Volume 2: 1998:2004 (B-Sides, Covers, Comps & Other Crap)

These Boston Celtics wear the green proud, even when AC/DC, Nipple Erectors, and John Fogerty are some of the choice covers presented. A wild and haphazard collection of a half-dozen beers, er, years!"

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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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