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The best album by The Beach Boys is Pet Sounds which is ranked number 14 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 80,748.

The Beach Boys is ranked number 14 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 99,359.

Members who like this artist also like: The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan.

The Beach Boys official website: http://www.thebeachboys.com

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The Beach Boys best albums

The following albums by The Beach Boys are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,706 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:80,749
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,890 votes)
Comments: 271 comments
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2.

The Smile Sessions
Compilation
United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:2011Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 2011:4Rank Score:5,760
Rank in 2010s23Overall Rank:363
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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3.

The Beach Boys Today!United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1965:8Rank Score:2,064
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:912
Average Rating:  80/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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4.

SunflowerUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1970Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 1970:34Rank Score:1,998
Rank in 1970s222Overall Rank:948
Average Rating:  78/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Surf's UpUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1971Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1971:37Rank Score:1,284
Rank in 1970s302Overall Rank:1,366
Average Rating:  78/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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6.

FriendsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1968Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1968:26Rank Score:1,209
Rank in 1960s137Overall Rank:1,434
Average Rating:  75/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Smiley SmileUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1967:27Rank Score:1,186
Rank in 1960s140Overall Rank:1,460
Average Rating:  75/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Wild HoneyUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1967Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 1967:29Rank Score:1,096
Rank in 1960s144Overall Rank:1,555
Average Rating:  77/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

Love YouUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1977Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1977:54Rank Score:487
Rank in 1970s594Overall Rank:2,974
Average Rating:  74/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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All Summer LongUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1964Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1964:19Rank Score:413
Rank in 1960s264Overall Rank:3,409
Average Rating:  74/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Overall band rank: 14

This may not be a complete discography for The Beach Boys. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Beach Boys best tracks

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1.God Only Knows
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 93/100 (661 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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2.Wouldn't It Be Nice
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 92/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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3.Good Vibrations
(from the album The Smile Sessions)
 91/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.God Only Knows
(from the album Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys)
 91/100 (78 votes)
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5.Good Vibrations
(from the album Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys)
 91/100 (65 votes)
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6.Surf's Up
(from the album The Smile Sessions)
 91/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Good Vibrations
(from the album Smiley Smile)
 90/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.Wouldn't It Be Nice
(from the album Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys)
 90/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Heroes And Villains
(from the album The Smile Sessions)
 89/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Sloop John B
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 89/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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11.I Get Around
(from the album All Summer Long)
 88/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.Surf's Up
(from the album Surf's Up)
 88/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.Caroline, No
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 87/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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14.Cabin Essence
(from the album The Smile Sessions)
 87/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Heroes And Villians
(from the album Smiley Smile)
 87/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Wonderful
(from the album The Smile Sessions)
 87/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Vega-Tables
(from the album The Smile Sessions)
 87/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 87/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 86/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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20.I'm Waiting For The Day
(from the album Pet Sounds)
 86/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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From lanadeleswift 08/03/2016 22:22
The rise and downfall of Brian Wilson and the whole production era of 1966-1968 really gives me the creeps in the best way. It's really crazy how differently music history would've gone if they'd released Smile in 1967, especially considering how some Beatles albums have been considered a reaction to them. They were still strong through the 70s in my opinion and their 2012 comeback is great. Deceptively deep and complex, which I guess is a beautiful thing. It's art under the guise of simplicity
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From flamingyesdept 07/23/2016 13:16
It really does upset me how underrated The Beach Boys are compared to say, The Beatles, despite the fact that they are easily on a par with them, if not (in my opinion) even better. The issue seems to be that most people judge them by their early singles (e.g. Surfin USA, I Get Around etc.); good as they are, the majority of the Boys' best work is to be found later on in their career in the 1970s (Sunflower, Surf's Up, Holland), with incredibly beautiful and brilliant songs such as Surf's Up, The Trader, Till I Die and All I Wanna Do. Unfortunately, these albums go mostly overlooked, and The Beach Boys continue to be judged by their early work (you wouldn't judge The Beatles on Please Please Me alone!!) Don't make the same mistake and don't underestimate this fantastic band - perhaps the best ever! Get listening :) x
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From sethmadsen 04/03/2016 23:29
Pet Sounds and Smile (Brian Wilson's version released in the 2000s) are pretty good, but Beach Boys are bit overrated for me. Most of their stuff is pretty lame. Either just bad or poppy boy band stuff. They had some really cool arrangements due to Brian Wilson, some solid harmonies and the such, but I would rank them a bit lower as a band. They would probably make my top 100, not top 20.
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From JoanOfArc 06/29/2015 13:14
Brian Wilson is a pure genius. Essential albums is Pet Sounds, Surf's Up, Friends and Smile Sessions. Dennis Wilson i kinda underrated. He wrote "Forever" and "Slip in through" for example. Those tracks are awesome. Carl Wilson best track is "Long Promised Road".
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From Aruji 05/19/2014 00:48
They are one of the greatest bands of all time. Everyone who only listened to Pet Sounds needs to check out their other records. Even though they might be not as good (bar The SMile Sessions) there is a lot of wonderful music to discover.

Recommended albums: Pet Sounds, The SMile Sessions, Love You, Today!, Friends, Sunflower, Surf's Up, Summer Days (And Summer Nights), Wild Honey, Holland
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From Gowi 03/11/2014 21:59
My favorite band and the most nostalgic for me. All of my love of melody, harmony, and baroque pop comes from this sunny band that made a decades worth of masterpieces of pop music.
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From Siward66 12/08/2013 22:29
Poptastic!
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From ThomCNTV 12/02/2013 16:44
Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney are the two greatest living geniuses of music
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