Sunflower (studio album) by The Beach Boys

Sunflower by The Beach Boys
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 1,416th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 398 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1970 (38th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (291st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,416th)
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Sunflower is ranked 6th 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 52,138.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 398 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 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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80/100
From 04/13/2022 13:01
Good, catchy tunes and summer harmonies..
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From 04/05/2022 10:24
A few great pop songs mixed in with a few weaker cuts that create a pretty decent record. While it isn't anywhere close to Pet Sounds, it is quite enjoyable with the simple yet effective pop songs and they also seem to slightly experiment in other genres as well. This creates an interesting listen and makes it a bit more exciting compared to a few of the other releases around this time. The whole group get to shine a bit more on this album and you really get an inclusive feel from the music. However, there are no real standout tracks that grab you and keep bringing you back. Plus there is quite average filler content which is bad for such a short record. Overall, an innocent and fun album that is missing an edge to take it to the next level.
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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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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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75/100
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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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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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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