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

Surfer's Choice
Surfer's Choice by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones (1962)
Overall rank: 6,190th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 50 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1962 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (457th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,190th)
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Dick Dale And His Del-Tones ‎– Surfers' Choice Vinyl LP
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Time left: 14h 33m 37s
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Dick Dale and his Del-Tones Surfer's Choice LP sealed colored vinyl reissue
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Time left: 2d 17h 55m 15s
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DICK DALE AND HIS DEL-TONES - SURFERS’ CHOICE - NEW GOLD VINYL LP
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Time left: 4d 11h 33m 7s
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Dick Dale And His Del-Tones bestography

Surfer's Choice is ranked as the best album by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones.

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Surfer's Choice track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 75 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Surfer's Choice ratings

Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 50 votes)
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02/07/2020 01:14 NSPE  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 23379/100
 
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01/18/2020 22:22 MitchWind93  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 91484/100
 
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01/11/2020 23:28 antaiospiano  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,05070/100
 
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01/05/2020 19:18 Exist-en-ciel  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,62077/100
 
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01/03/2020 17:24 UofTBlues  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,92372/100

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This album has a mean average rating of 72.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 73.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.

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From antaiospiano 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 xhitmanx 09/28/2019 19:28
Favorites: Surf Beat; Miserlou Twist.
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From alelsupreme 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. 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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