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Sunflower (album) by The Beach Boys

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Sunflower
Sunflower by The Beach Boys (1970)
Overall rank: 1,118th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 347 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1970 (35th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (247th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,118th)

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The Beach Boys bestography

Sunflower is ranked 5th best out of 58 albums by The Beach Boys on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Beach Boys is Pet Sounds which is ranked number 14 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 102,417.

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Members who like this album also like: Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys, Revolver by The Beatles and Rubber Soul by The Beatles.

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Average Rating: 
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75/100
From Goliath
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
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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From JulianR
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 BLO
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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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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75/100
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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80/100
From TheHutts
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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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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this not in the top 1000 is just silly
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80/100
The beach boys first album of the seventies, and the first release on their own brother label. It's a very good album. It's slick, in a good way, and it's a very summery album. Dennis Wilson contributes four tracks, the best being the opener, slip on through and the beautiful ballad, forever. There's plenty of other good songs here, from Brian's, this whole world, the sweet, add some music to your day, and Bruce Johnston's, tears in the morning. A nice album, perfect for a summer's day.
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