Surfer's Choice (studio album) by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones

Surfer's Choice by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
Year: 1962
Overall rank: 5,720th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 62 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1962 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (443rd)
Award Best albums of all time (5,720th)
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Surfer's Choice track list

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Rating: 76 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 62 votes)
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06/15/2022 11:06 Jboy56  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,41380/100
 
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04/18/2022 15:32 Cardboardfolder  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,85686/100
 
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01/06/2022 19:51 LittleM1971  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,78581/100
 
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09/11/2021 02:42 sszwalbenest  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,31977/100

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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.8/100, a mean average of 71.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.2.

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75/100
From 06/15/2022 11:07
A very different animal than BB, very original and thicker sounding band. Tight and groovy, Very cool
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From 01/11/2020 23:30
this is one of that albums that makes you go "aha" really hard. This is what a lot of the early Beach Boys got their sound from, and it's suddenly clear where Spongebob got its font from.
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From 09/28/2019 19:28
Favorites: Surf Beat; Miserlou Twist.
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From 12/20/2012 20:54
Dick Dale is a great player, but this albums disappointing.
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Best Albums of 1962
1. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music by Ray Charles
2. Waltz For Debby by Bill Evans Trio
3. Howlin' Wolf by Howlin' Wolf
4. Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
5. Green Onions by Booker T. & The M.G.'s
6. Go by Dexter Gordon
7. Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus
8. Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles by Françoise Hardy
9. Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
10. The Bridge by Sonny Rollins
11. Coltrane "Live" At The Village Vanguard by John Coltrane
12. Takin' Off by Herbie Hancock
13. Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus
14. Crying by Roy Orbison
15. Peter, Paul And Mary by Peter, Paul And Mary
16. Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys
17. Mosaic by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
18. Coltrane by John Coltrane Quartet
19. Surfer's Choice by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
20. Sentimentally Yours by Patsy Cline
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