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What Is The Best Beach Boys Album of All Time?

Surfin' Safari (1962)
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Surfin' USA (1963)
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Surfer Girl (1963)
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Little Deuce Coupe (1963)
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Shut Down Volume 2 (1964)
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All Summer Long (1964)
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The Beach Boys' Christmas Album (1964)
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Today! (1965)
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Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
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Beach Boys' Party! (1965)
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Pet Sounds (1966)
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Smiley Smile (1967)
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Wild Honey (1967)
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Friends (1968)
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20/20 (1969)
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Sunflower (1970)
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Surf's Up (1971)
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Carl and the Passions "So Tough" (1972)
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Holland (1973)
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15 Big Ones (1976)
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Love You (1977)
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M.I.U. Album (1978)
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L.A. (Light Album) (1979)
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Keepin' the Summer Alive (1980)
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The Beach Boys (1985)
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Still Cruisin' (1989)
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Summer in Paradise (1992)
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Stars and Stripes Vol. 1 (1996)
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Smile (The Smile Sessions, recorded 1966/67) (2011)
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That's Why God Made the Radio (2012)
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Re: The Beach Boys - Discography
« on: June 29, 2012, 05:59:57 pm »
The Beach Boys (Endless Summer) 1974





I normally don't review Greatest Hits sets until after I've done so for studio albums first. But in this case I think it's definitely warranted for a personal reason. Back when I was a kid just getting into The Beach Boys by way of 45's, the first song that I immediately fell in love with was I Get Around. It was awesome. There was no KISS for me yet. It was these guys and a little of Elvis Presley. Anyway, my Mom had Endless Summer on cassette tape and I ended up "borrowing" it from her and would listen to it day and night. At the time, I didn't know anything about Greatest Hits or Collections. So when I got into Endless Summer I really thought it was a Studio album and to this day I kinda still do even though its not.

I listened to this tape for years. Hell, when I started playing organized baseball, I would go out of my way to listen to this tape at least an hour before each game to get into the zone. It had a calming effect and my playing showed on the field. I was awesome! And so were The Beach Boys.

Okay. Now for the review itself. At the time, this definitely was the best Set out there for all their biggest hits. Even though it's a great collection of songs, I can't recommend it because there are better sets out there now that offer more bang for your buck. So, stick with one of the newer releases.

FYI, I Get Around was the first song I learned the lyrics to. How's that for some useless trivia for you peeps out there. More useless trivia for ya, The Beach Boys were the first band I saw Live. They were the headline act after a San Diego Padres game.
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