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

21 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Kevin Gordon: O Come Look at the Burning

Every picture tells a story, don't it? Gordon's stories tell what's in the pictures.

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21 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Floetry: Flo’Ology

Grammy-nominated Londoners drop third album with the aid of some American bigshots. Your jaw won't, though.

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	Edith Frost: It’s a Game

Delicate 1970s songwriting lends indie blandness time-warp appeal.

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	Bob Dylan: The Best of Bob Dylan

Though not at all essential for Dylan fans, this is an extremely well executed one-disc rundown of Dylan's career for new listeners.

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The futuristic setting is really secondary to the character-driven stories of Gideon and Ethan.

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21 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Go! Team

has got the groove, but does it have the brains to back it up?

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The Complete Short Novels by Anton Chekhov

In the space of these five short works the conscientious reader can chart the gradual awakening of a major talent.

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	Various Artists: Got Purp? Vol. II

Bubba Sparxxx and Killer Mike, are cut from the same cloth as Big Boi, and their tracks here could have appeared on Speakerboxxx. But most of the songs here sound totally different than anything on that record or even The Love Below.

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	Various Artists: Pingipung Plays the Piano

The piano is quite possibly the most diverse and multifaceted musical instruments in the history of the world, so it should come as no surprise that even an ostensibly experimental label would be drawn to its sonic possibilities.

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20 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Viva K: Viva K

Electro-dance-rock outfit make the most of a record that recalls Blondie, some art rock units and a new band with the initials FF. No, not the Foo Fighters...

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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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