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

Read more
//Recent Reviews
	Various Artists: Layered Sounds 2

Thankfully for this reviewer as well as the music buying public, the wares sampled on the second Layered Sounds compilation are far from dull.

READ more

29 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Zuco 103: Whaa!

Latest release from Amsterdam trio features a guest appearance from reggae legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

READ more
	Nada Surf: The Weight Is a Gift

It is a slim, focused effort that moves forward by cutting back on some of the musical bombast.

READ more
	Kathy Mattea: Right Out of Nowhere

She doesn't want to set the world on fire, because it's already burning. Who could blame her for wanting to extinguish the flames?"

READ more

29 Sep 2005 // 11:00 PM

	My Morning Jacket: Z

2003's stellar It Still Moves sounded like the last word on MMJ's atmospheric Southern rock. But on the follow-up, they prove they have more to say that's worth hearing.

READ more
	Killing Joke: Pandemonium / Democracy

A decade later, two overlooked Killing Joke albums get the reissue treatment.

READ more
	Kool Keith: Kool Keith Presents Global Enlightenment, Part 1 [DVD]

News Flash! Kool Keith is Kra~zy! What, you knew that already?"

READ more
	The Human League: Hysteria [reissue]

Although disappointing at the time, the Human League's sequel to the genre-defining Dare has aged far more gracefully than its synth-pop peers.

READ more
	B.G.: Heart of tha Streetz Vol. 1

At his best B. Gizzle is the Dirty South's anti-Robocop machine.

READ more
	Blood of Abraham: Eyedollartree

Like the Boss, I believe in the Promised Land. California rappers Blood of Abraham take listeners half of the way there.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

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.

READ the article