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

23 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Millions (2004)

Millions sustains a vibrantly colored, enjoyably lively view, fantastic to reflect Damian's perspective, literally short and practically limited.

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23 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Ice Harvest (2005)

If Charlie appears seem energetic, if not exactly inspired, it's only because he's in constant, circular motion.

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22 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

Patti Smith: Horses/Horses

What’s surprising about Patti Smith’s Horses is how subversive it still is, despite its having long since been canonized as one of rock’s most important and influential works.

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	Toshi Reagon: Have You Heard

An Artist Deserving Wider Recognition puts her wounded joy front and center.

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	Bucky Pizzarelli / Frank Vignola: Moonglow

An outstanding lyrical and swinging set of guitar duets by two Italian-American jazz virtuosi. Gran' Dio!, they even make a masterpiece of tender melodic playing out of 'Moonlight Cocktail'!!!"

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	The Mendoza Line: Full of Light and Full of Fire

The Mendoza Line have a knack for writing disturbing and lonely tales that also make a fine soundtrack to a night of carousing. With Full of Life and Full of Fire, they've created a modern American masterpiece.

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	Peter Grummich: Club Maria Berlin: Dirty Floor

This is nothing but a mix of the baddest, most deliciously warped techno to spill from your speakers from quite some time.

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	Johnny Cash: The Complete Sun Recordings 1955 - 1958

Time Life digs deep into the Man in Black's archive and unearths a near perfect collection of material.

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22 Nov 2005 // 11:00 PM

	John Cale: Black Acetate

Cale follows up a successful reincarnation with a release that's far more lackluster and pedestrian.

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	The Beta Band: The Best of the Beta Band - Film [DVD]

Somewhere in here, it seems, lie the answers to certain questions which have eluded the Betas and their fans from the very beginning.

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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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