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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Grant-Lee Phillips: Nineteeneighties

It's a cover album, sure, but you really should spin this right round baby right round like a record something something something.

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6 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Trey Anastasio: Shine

Phish frontman drops the funk for classic PH-M rock sounds. 'Bout time.

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Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh: Daybreak: Fainne An Lae

Danu singer steps out for a solo record that has several Celtic nuggets and a Richard Thompson cover to boot.

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Rhymefest: Blue Collar

Kanye's fanbase may have their Lacoste logos and expensive cellphones, but Rhymefest's "blue collar niggas" have soul.

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Takagi Masakatsu: Journal for People

The Kyoto artist and musician has amassed a body of work that has established its own language and imagery, and both are on display with this CD/DVD re-release.

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5 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Laurel Canyon by Michael Walker

Does anyone who might be interested in this book need a lengthy recitation of the Woodstock or Altamont festivals, and their subsequent psychological impact?

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Strangers with Candy: The Complete Series

Not only does the humor hold up with amazing buoyancy, but it also remains edgier and more topical than most current programming on basic cable TV.

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Six stories that are almost completely different from each other. Some good, some bad, but each illustrates the potential for diversity within the genre.

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Big Bill Broonzy: Amsterdam Live Concerts 1953

This two-disc set succeeds both as art and artifact. Broonzy not only sings and plays well, his between song patter also functions to reveal the poisonous effect of racism in the United States at this time in history.

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5 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Luka Bloom: Innocence

A lovely and pensive album, Innocence finds Irish-born singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Luka Bloom in very fine form.

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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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