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

25 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Latrice: Illuminate

Soul-house veteran enlists Kaskade and Jay-J to man the boards for first solo album. It's as smooth and lush as you can imagine, but still...

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Duchamp's urinal or Texaco's?

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Wordsworth: Mirror Music: The Deluxe Edition

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25 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Super XX Man: X

X looks back on ten years of Scott Garred's own little brand of musical therapy.

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Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice: Gipsy Freedom

The mystic ones pull back their hoods, emerge from the mist, and reveal themselves as... regular guys? What the...?

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25 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ass Ponys: The Okra Years

For the most part, The Okra Years presents a better version of the Ass Ponys than the band's few fans from that era might remember.

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	Recyver Dogs: Live at Tresor Berlin [DVD]

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American Masters - Ernest Hemingway: Rivers to the Sea

The documentary argues that Hemingway tried to answer Ezra Pound's call to 'make it new'. His version of new was compressed: his language -- so precise, so alienated -- formed infamously short, tough sentences.

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24 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

Shopgirl (2005)

Director Anand Tucker insists his film is not about the glitzy L.A. It is, instead, about an L.A. populated with 'ordinary people just like you and me, getting on with their lives.'"

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24 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

The Net (2004)

I only feel comfortable reiterating Kaczynski's arguments by framing him as the result of an experiment gone wrong in the state-sanctioned exercise of force.

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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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