Surfin' Safari (album) by The Beach Boys

Surfin' Safari
Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys (1962)
Overall rank: 6,461st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
64/100 (from 124 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1962 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (472nd)
Award Best albums of all time (6,461st)
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Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari - Mono & Stereo Collector`s Edition - 2LP Vinyl Set
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The Beach Boys bestography

Surfin' Safari is ranked 15th 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 58,624.

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Surfin' Safari track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 66 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
64/100 (from 124 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 63.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 63.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.2.

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75/100
From Tamthebam 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 garycottier 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 Kingturtle 03/18/2016 14:04
Brian Wilson was 18! Quite good for a first try.
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70/100
From Coconut 01/25/2016 14:54
The best is yet to come.
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From Mrmitcht 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 Highnuff 02/06/2015 05:59
This album smells like chlorine. Pretty chill. I can dig it.
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30/100
From SuedeSwede 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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From AranD 06/28/2013 15:37
Reckon they like surfing? Highlights are 'Surfin' Safari' & 'Heads you win..'
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70/100
From RoundTheBend 03/21/2013 06:45
Not a bad Debut. Surfin' Sufari, 409, and their Summertime Blues cover stands out to me. The rest is ok.
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Best Albums of 1962
1. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music by Ray Charles
2. Howlin' Wolf by Howlin' Wolf
3. Waltz For Debby by Bill Evans Trio
4. Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
5. Green Onions by Booker T. & The M.G.'s
6. Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus
7. Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles by Françoise Hardy
8. Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
9. Go by Dexter Gordon
10. Takin' Off by Herbie Hancock
11. Live At The Village Vanguard by John Coltrane
12. Money Jungle by Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach
13. The Bridge by Sonny Rollins
14. Crying by Roy Orbison
15. Coltrane by John Coltrane
16. Mosaic by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
17. Surfer's Choice by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
18. Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus
19. Peter, Paul And Mary by Peter, Paul And Mary
20. Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys
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