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Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Music insider gets great guests; has profanity.

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A lot of music docs feature lesser-known musicians talking about popular songs; here, Mark Ronson is able to go straight to the sources. Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson stands out amongst its peers in part because of Ronson's access. For the episode on sampling, for example, Ronson brings in Hank Shocklee of the Bomb Squad and the living members of the Beastie Boys, artists who had their hands in the creation of two of the three albums in the hip-hop sampling Holy Grail (Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising, and Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique). Thus, the series takes on a feeling of intimacy and urgency that is absent from most talking heads docs, and allows it to bring new insight to well-covered topics and travel to illuminating places that others would never be able to reach.

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