The Top Ten Beach Boys Albums

The Top Ten

1 Pet Sounds

Pet sounds totally changed the beach boys and showed the world what they could do. It's more deep and personal than their early surfing themed songs. At the time Capitol records considered this album to be a complete failure. However over the years it has grown to be considered one of the greatest albums of all time. I wonder if Capitol records ate their words and apologized to Brian Wilson. - Windowstcm1988

Listen to Paul McCartney about this one: "I believe nobody can claim to musically educated until they have listened to this album." Those are not his exact words, but as close as I can get off the top of my head. He bought a copy for each of his children for their musical education. The Beatles played it for their sound engineers over and over while recording Sgt. Pepper's. - beatles

Lemme explain something: this song did nothing for the beach boys when it first came out. It received a lot of critical acclaim, but didn't sell like their other albums.


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2 Surfin' U.S.A.
3 Surf's Up
4 Smiley Smile
5 Wild Honey
6 I Love You
7 Sunflower
8 Smile

Their unfinished masterpiece. Listen to the Smile Sessions.

Greatest piece of music ever recorded

The smile sessions are so good

9 Beach Boys' Party!
10 That's Why God Made the Radio

The beach boys have been making album for 50 years! - SammySpore

The Contenders

11 Today!
12 Holland
13 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

My Fave BB album! I am going against the grain here, pet sounds is number 2 for me.
This album still has the beachy sound pe sounds lacks yet has jazzy mature sound verses very early BB albums. California Girls, Then I Kissed her, Help me Rhonda, Your's so Good to Me all great songs.

14 Friends
15 All Summer Long
16 Endless Summer

Its one of those albums that's a must have for any collection.

17 Surfer Girl
18 Shut Down, Vol. II
19 Surfin' Safari
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Top Remixes

1. Surf's Up
2. Sunflower
3. Pet Sounds
1. Surfin' U.S.A.
2. Pet Sounds
3. Smiley Smile
1. Pet Sounds
2. Wild Honey
3. Smiley Smile



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