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Mom II: Music for Our Mother Ocean

This second clean-water benefit includes not only the reggae-inflected funk you hear on beaches today (311, Mighty Mighty Bosstones), but also old-school surf. Simply by virtue of its freshness, the newer stuff on MOM II: Music for Our Mother Ocean wins (the Beach Boys sound especially tired); only Dick Dale’s ”Miserlou ’97” successfully bridges the styles. Jewel’s ”V-12 Cadillac” is a loser, ecologically and musically. B-

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