Surfin' U.S.A. (studio album) by The Beach Boys
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Surfin' U.S.A. is ranked 14th best out of 68 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 49,405.
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Surfin' U.S.A. track list
The tracks on this album have an average rating of 71 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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|Rating||Date updated||Member||Album ratings||Avg. album rating|
|4 days ago||kriss2012||200||67/100|
|5 days ago||fabm0||4,274||60/100|
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 68.1/100, a mean average of 67.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 67.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.
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The ultimate beach boys surf album. It's a definite improvement on their debut, in terms of quality. The title track is a fun reworking of Chuck Berry's sweet little sixteen. Other standouts are the absolutely beautiful lonely sea, Brian's fist great ballad, and, noble surfer. There's quite a few instrumental surf tunes on here, and they really add to the fun. Entertaining.
This was the first Beach Boys album I ever listened too, and it will remain as one of my favorite. Call me crazy, but I enjoy this album more than Pet Sounds. This album is just the perfect surfing music and there's something about that I really dig.
It's alright. Pretty random Miserlou appearance. I can dig it.
Lonely Sea is top.
As an album, standing alone on it's merits this is a fairly average surf album showing off a young Carl's chops on guitar. The beginnings of the harmonies just coming into there own. As a fan (ok, major fan) the album jumps up a notch. An indispensable document in the Beach Boys history.
1, 3, 4, and 5 stand out, the rest is ok.
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