The Beach Boys Today! (studio album) by The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys Today! by The Beach Boys
Year: 1965
Overall rank: 900th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 499 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1965 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (95th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (900th)
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The Beach Boys Today! is ranked 4th best out of 66 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 53,386.

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79/100 (from 499 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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80/100
From 12/04/2021 02:46
You can really hear the Phil Spector influence coming in on this one, in a good way. I really like this album.
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From 11/30/2021 14:44
My favorite of the Beach Boys that I have heard so far. Good conventional pop music, rather than the pretentious failed experiments that I think characterize their later work.
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65/100
From 02/22/2021 19:59
Some likable songs and emerging signs of genius, but the sequence is divided between upbeat tunes and ballads in a way that makes it hard for me to enjoy as an album proper.
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From 01/30/2021 14:33
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From 10/25/2020 02:18
One of the Beach Boys most interesting albums. It is the transition album between The Beach Boys as a surf novelty act and The Beach Boys that would make "higher art" albums in the late 60s and early 70s. Even the album itself is neatly split between catchy pop songs (side 1) and longer ballads (side 2). Side 2 sounds like the rough draft for Pet Sounds as it is clear that Brian Wilson is beginning to hone his craft as both a song writer and producer. A great place to start if you want to make a run through The Beach Boys best era.
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From 10/04/2020 12:51
The first pop music masterpiece - a perfect album start to end (last track aside), nine months before Rubber Soul. An excellent demonstration of Brian Wilson’s genius (he was just 22 when this album was released!)
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60/100
From 10/04/2020 00:02
62/100

Best tracks: Dance Dance Dance, Please Let Me Wonder
Worst tracks: Good to My Baby, Don't Hurt My Little Sister, In the Back of My Mind
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90/100
From 09/09/2020 22:05
This is where The Beach Boys went from a singles band to an album band, and they are in rare form. Of course, just a year later they would put out Pet Sounds, their masterpiece, but The Beach Boys Today! serves as a good prerequisite for Pet Sounds.
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From 05/15/2018 23:01
Brian Wilson begins here to show his true potential as a songwriter, a beatiful record that set the tone to Pet Sounds. "Please Let me Wonder" is among their best tracks for sure.
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Best Albums of 1965
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2. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
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