Sunflower (studio album) by The Beach Boys

Sunflower by The Beach Boys
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 1,408th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 386 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1970 (38th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (294th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,408th)
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The Beach Boys bestography

Sunflower is ranked 6th 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 13 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 55,737.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 386 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 78.8/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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70/100
From 05/22/2020 14:59
Maybe my 4th favourite BB album after Holland, Surfs Up & Pet Sounds (in that order). Nothing particularly memorable about it but beautifully produced and executed.
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75/100
From 05/22/2020 11:58
This is only the second Beach Boys album I've heard (after Pet Sounds) and I think I enjoy this one more. I hear a Beatles influence for sure, but there is a good smattering of their distinctive melodies and general feel good factor
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From 12/07/2018 11:10
Great harmonies and arrangements, but this is not for me, Tears in the Morning is the only song that stands out.
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80/100
From 03/16/2018 22:03
This album shows off everything that's great about The Beach Boys: the fact that they could do almost any genre from that time (maybe they should've left rock & roll, but okay); Brian Wilson's genius production techniques; Brian Wilson's out of the box thinking, he basically made Shoegazing with "All I Wanna Do" twenty years before it was a thing; their perfect harmonies; and of course the way too sweet (almost sickening), lovey dovey lyrics.
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80/100
From 03/14/2018 02:05
A nice little effort from the beach boys, one that shows a pretty sizable beatles influence I think. However, it is still very much the beach boys, with their gorgeous harmonies and lush arrangements
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From 11/21/2017 01:08
The most consistent album I've ever listened to. So happy and brilliantly produced. You get to see not just Brian Wilson, but the whole band a peak creativity.
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75/100
From 07/04/2017 17:42
Overall, I find Dennis Wilson's Woodstock-envy compositions very weak, but there's a lot of innovative material on here too, the harmonies on "This Whole World", the Pet Sounds-like "Our Sweet Love", and of course "All I Wanna Do", which helped lay a precedent for the 2010s.
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From 05/16/2017 03:55
Far from the greatness of Pet Sounds, this is a good record.
It has not brilliant moments but is very enjoyable and there's not one bad song in it.
"Forever" may be its best song.
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From 01/25/2017 21:52
Sunflower attempted to relaunch The Beach Boys to commercial success on a new record label. The group is more democratic than ever with all of the members contributing material and taking lead vocals. Don’t go in expecting the same depth of emotion as Pet Sounds – perhaps Sunflower‘s greatest flaw is a lightweight aura – but it’s consistently well crafted pop music.
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From 08/04/2016 00:36
My second favorite Beach Boys album to Pet Sounds (of course). It has the group at the peak of creativity and cohesion, although Brian had already begun to slip into his whole situation...everyone's contributions here are essential to the final product, which is amazing
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