Surfer Girl (studio album) by The Beach Boys

Surfer Girl
Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys
Year: 1963
Overall rank: 3,859th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 158 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1963 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (319th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,859th)
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The Beach Boys bestography

Surfer Girl is ranked 12th best out of 63 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 57,255.

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Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 158 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 70.2/100, a mean average of 69.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 70.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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75/100
From 01/18/2021 20:29
Every time I listen to a Beach Boys record I come to the conclusion that the hits are great and the rest of the songs OK. A greatest hits album is enough for me.
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From 04/30/2020 22:29
Their first "real good" album imo.
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From 05/24/2019 04:03
An often overlooked album of the Beach Boys, but nonetheless, an incredible release!
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From 01/25/2017 21:45
For a 1963 pop album, that’s actually a pretty good consistency rate; only a pair of pointless instrumentals and the tacky surf songs feel like throwaways.
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From 04/01/2016 15:49
This is my favourite of the early beach boys albums, at least up until the, today album. They've really found their feet, and seem to know exactly what they're doing. The album opens with the absolutely beautiful title track. Stunning. Catch a wave, is a giddy hoot. Surfer moon, is another nice one, and, in my room, is one of Brian's early classics. Other mentions must go to, little deuce coupe,south bay surfer, your summer dream, and Carl has his moment in the spotlight for the surf instrumental, the rocking surfer. Sure, there's a bit of filler towards the end, but it really is a fun record. Good stuff.
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From 03/14/2016 11:39
Great production, sublime harmonies and great songwriting make this album a classic.
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From 08/23/2015 18:39
I love their harmonies...
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From 01/21/2014 15:22
The outstanding track is In My Room, there's a couple of Beach Boys classics in Surfer Girl and Little Deuce Coupe. Catch a Wave, The Surfer Moon and Your Summer Dream are OK but other than that there's a hell of a lot of filler here. Some terrible lyrics also but hey the harmonies make up for it. Very much the sound of a band under pressure from the record label and not yet ready to make that big leap forward.
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From 03/21/2013 06:49
I wonder if In My Room had an influence on In The Garage (Weezer). Surfer Girl is my favorite early Beach Boys songs. Little Deuce Coupe is a classic, the rest is ok.
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Best Albums of 1963
1. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus
2. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
3. Please Please Me by The Beatles
4. Live At The Apollo by James Brown
5. With The Beatles by The Beatles
6. Night Beat by Sam Cooke
7. Monk's Dream by The Thelonious Monk Quartet
8. A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector by Various Artists
9. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
10. Samba Esquema Novo by Jorge Ben
11. Money Jungle by Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach
12. Night Train by The Oscar Peterson Trio
13. In Dreams by Roy Orbison
14. Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
15. Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys
16. Ballads by John Coltrane Quartet
17. Beethoven: Symphonien No. 9 by Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
18. John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman by John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
19. Back At The Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith
20. Fantasias For Guitar And Banjo by Sandy Bull
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