Surfin' Safari (studio album) by The Beach Boys

Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys
Year: 1962
Overall rank: 4,813th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
64/100 (from 164 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1962 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (394th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,813th)
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The Beach Boys bestography

Surfin' Safari is ranked 14th best out of 72 albums by The Beach Boys on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Beach Boys is Pet Sounds which is ranked number 11 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 44,775.

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Surfin' Safari track list

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Average Rating: 
64/100 (from 164 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 63.6/100, a mean average of 62.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 63.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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70/100
From 06/12/2022 10:17
Very young surferd
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From 08/23/2021 17:10
Divertido pra caramba!!
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From 04/30/2020 21:21
Aged like already-spoiled milk
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75/100
From 02/21/2017 00:01
A nice debut from the Boys, Surfin' Safari, 409, & Moon Dawg all show promise and even Summertime Blues although a cover works well.
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60/100
From 03/31/2016 15:55
The beach boys debut album is an enjoyable one, harmless fun really. It's incredibly charming, yet naive, but you have to remember how young they were when they made it. It's all throwaway material but it's fun. The title track is easily the best song on the album. Surfin' is good too. So this is where it all began. Short and sweet.
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30/100
From 03/18/2016 14:04
Brian Wilson was 18! Quite good for a first try.
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70/100
From 01/25/2016 14:54
The best is yet to come.
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From 12/06/2015 01:05
It's nothing special but pretty enjoyable. Surfin' Safari and 409 are the best tracks, County Fair is the worst. A decent album.
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From 02/06/2015 05:59
This album smells like chlorine. Pretty chill. I can dig it.
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30/100
From 07/23/2014 15:34
Has to be the most inconsistent album out there. There's some really tight songs here that I can't help loving: Surfin' Safari, Summertime Blues, Heads You Win..., etc. But then there's honestly so much tripe here which is musically broken, I'm sure. "County Fair" is the worst Beach Boys song I've heard, by far. And I've heard Kokomo.
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