Love You (album) by The Beach Boys

Love You
Love You by The Beach Boys (1977)
Overall rank: 3,955th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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73/100 (from 133 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1977 (58th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (705th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,955th)
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Love You is ranked 12th best out of 58 albums by The Beach Boys on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Beach Boys is Pet Sounds which is ranked number 13 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 58,993.

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73/100 (from 133 votes)
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From mikepen 01/05/2020 02:37
Many of the tracks sounded rather dated to me (even considering for 1977), especially some of the lyrics being quite cringeworthy. Maybe it's just me, but these considerations meant I found it hard to rate many tracks highly. Though Stand-out tunes I thought were "I'll bet he's nice", "The night was so Young", "Good times". A shame "Ding dang" was so short. Vocal harmonies in many of the songs are sublime, but I can't rate as great songs just on that, sorry BB fans
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85/100
From LebowskiRams 08/05/2019 18:46
A forward-thinking pop album for its time. The 14-track, psychedelic exploration holds up as one of the groups' best records for its zaniness
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60/100
From NowhereMan 11/16/2018 13:44
The drop in quality of songwriting from after Surf's Up is really sad.
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65/100
From garycottier 03/30/2016 16:21
The follow up to the disappointing 15 big ones. The good thing about this album is that it at least has focus, and it has a musical identity. It's a quirky album, possibly the band's most unbeach boys record of their career. It starts interestingly with, let us go on this way, and you're immediately aware that this a different kind of beach boys album. The synthesizer is king here. Still, it's full of sweet moments, good time is very enjoyable, and honkin' down the highway is fun. Another thing you notice is how shot Brian's voice is in places. Man, it's gone on some songs. The album, also has some very funny momentd in songs like, Johnny Carson, and, solar system, but in truth by the time you get about half way through the album though, the novelty of the songs starts to wear off a bit. The promise of the album was better than it's delivery, but at least it sounds like Brian's actually trying on this album, just not always successful. Quirky fun though.
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70/100
From thatbeatleskid1 09/23/2014 22:35
Their most underrated, this was their last great LP for 35 years. Basically a Brian solo album, much like Pet Sounds and Friends.
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From ThomCNTV 12/02/2013 19:56
An underrated album , great work of Brian Wilson
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70/100
From Rovers 05/22/2013 11:50
After the disappointing and pretty hyped 1976 album "15 Big Ones" the Beach Boys were already out the next year with a new album, "Love You". Brian Wilson had made his comeback with 15 Big Ones ", but it was obvious that his inspiration, both as a producer and songwriter was not what it used to be. Moreover his vocals changed so much that they were hardly recognizable.

On "Love You" Brian Wilson makes a much stronger impression. There are generally more good songs than its predecessor, which was largely dominated by cover versions.

Without much hesitation I would count for at least half of the disc as great and successful. Brian has written all the songs, a couple with help from either Mike Love or Al Jardine.

"Love You" opens firmly in the classic Beach Boys style with "Let's Go On This Way", which features the well-known strong lead vocals from Carl Wilson. Mike Love is also easily recognizable on "Roller Skating Child", solidly backed by Al Jardine and Carl Wilson.

These two songs ensures a good start to the album. The next two "Mona" and "Johnny Carson", are not among my favorites, but is not without charm either.

A highlight is "Good Time", sung by Brian Wilson. The song was actually recorded back in 1972 when Brian's vocals still had his original strength and tone. Brian also takes the lead vocal on "Solar System" and the change in his voice is significant. It seems, however, stronger than on "15 Big Ones" and the track is one of the album's most complex. Even better is "The Night was so Young", a fine ballad with lead vocals by Carl Wilson.

Very catchy is "I bet he's nice," sung by the three Wilson brothers - another highlight. I've never been a big fan of duets, and Brian's and his wife Marilyn's efforts on "Let's Put Our Hearts Together", can in no way change my mind on this. Dennis Wilson sings the ambiguous "I Wanna Pick You Up" - helped underways by Brian. A very sweet song. "Airplane" has a lightness that makes you think back to the golden years in the late 1960s. Fine lead vocals of Mike Love.

All in all one of the most successful post-Holland albums - perhaps the last that would deserve classic status.
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100/100
From Mother Nature's Son 03/21/2013 10:22
You just need to let it grow on you. I bought the CD that's paired with "15 Big Ones" and the first many times I listened to them, I found "15 Big Ones" way more enjoyable and as you describe it, "Love You" was kinda average. Then suddenly, as with many albums, all songs clicked with me. Beneath the surface of all the silliness, there's actually a deep personality and melancholy (it's almost entirely written by Brian Wilson, most notably the lyrics), especially "The Night Was So Young" is a sad song. A band that were struggling so hard these times and for one moment got it together. It's brilliant, currently my favourite Beach Boys album and one of the 10 greatest albums ever!
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75/100
From RoundTheBend 03/21/2013 07:44
Really enjoyed 6 and 7. Peter Buck from R.E.M. said this was his favorite Beach Boys album, which I was a bit surprised at... it does have some more experimental moments, but I guess I was expecting more and got kinda average.
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From Mother Nature's Son 12/23/2012 00:00
Overwhelmingly enjoyable! Silly and not too deep, but it's completely impossible to resist this joyful ride.
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