Surfin' U.S.A. (studio album) by The Beach Boys

Surfin' U.S.A. by The Beach Boys
Year: 1963
Overall rank: 6,101st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
68/100 (from 137 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1963 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (470th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,101st)
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The Beach Boys bestography

Surfin' U.S.A. is ranked 15th best out of 65 albums by The Beach Boys on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Beach Boys is Pet Sounds which is ranked number 12 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 55,110.

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Surfin' U.S.A. track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 72 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
68/100 (from 137 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 68.5/100, a mean average of 67.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 68.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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70/100
From 03/31/2016 16:01
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.
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From 06/15/2015 19:04
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.
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From 02/07/2015 02:27
It's alright. Pretty random Miserlou appearance. I can dig it.
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From 06/29/2013 18:37
Lonely Sea is top.
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From 04/26/2013 03:30
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.
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From 03/21/2013 06:47
1, 3, 4, and 5 stand out, the rest is ok.
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