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

The Beach Boys Today! by The Beach Boys
Year: 1965
Overall rank: 887th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 554 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1965 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (96th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (887th)
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78/100 (from 554 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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90/100
From 04/21/2024 00:37
Extraordinary. They would top it, but with the exception of the final track, which should have been cut, this is above and beyond anything they'd done before in every conceivable way. I think perhaps rather than making it a party side and then a ballad side, they could have interspersed the two, but that's really the only criticism I have of this beautifully produced and arranged record. If you like The Beach Boys, you need to hear this!
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85/100
From 09/06/2022 15:40
Underrated beach boys record
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80/100
From 04/24/2022 09:28
Couple nice songs here, most of them land on the first part of album, but better things were yet to come.
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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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80/100
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 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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95/100
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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Best Albums of 1965
1. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
2. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
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4. Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
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8. My Generation by The Who
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